Born: 20 April 1990
Birth Place: Canberra, Australia
Resides: Perth, Australia
Jason Behrendorff is one of the finest left-arm swing bowlers in Australian domestic cricket and his stocks continue to rise.
He was raised in Canberra and played his underage cricket for the ACT but moved to Perth to join the Western Warriors ahead of the 2009-10 season.
After a steady progression with his grade side Subiaco-Floreat, where he was key part of the club’s 2010-11 WACA first grade premiership, he made his one-day domestic and Sheffield Shield debut for WA in 2011-12.
He announced himself as a force in the 2013-14 season finishing second on the Sheffield Shield wicket-takers table with 40 scalps at 22.70. He was selected for the Australia A squad in the winter of 2014.
He continued his outstanding form in 2014-15 and was named domestic player of the year. In that season he starred with 5 for 27 WA’s one-day domestic final win over NSW. He also helped the Perth Scorchers to the BBL title and was a key part of WA’s run to their first Shield final in 16 years.
A back injury hampered his 2015-16 season and another injury set-back threatened to curtail the 2016-17 season. But he fought back from a stress fracture in his leg to take 14 for 89 against Victoria, the second-best match figures by a WA bowler in Sheffield Shield history. He finished the Shield season with 37 wickets at 17.59 from just seven matches.