Batting Style: Right Hand
Bowling Style: Left Arm Fast-Medium
Born: 20 April 1990
Birth Place: Canberra, Australia
Resides: Perth, Australia
Jason Behrendorff is one of the finest left-arm swing bowlers in Australia. Raised in Canberra, Behrendorff played his underage cricket for the ACT but moved to Perth to join the Western Warriors ahead of the 2009-10 season. He was a key part of the Subiaco-Floreat’s 2010-11 first grade premiership and made his one-day domestic and Sheffield Shield debut for WA in 2011-12.
Behrendorff announced himself as a force in the 2013-14 season, finishing second on the Sheffield Shield wicket-takers table with 40 scalps. He was selected for the Australia A squad in the winter of 2014. He continued his outstanding form the following season and was named domestic player of the year, starring with 5-27 in 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. Behrendorff made his T20 International debut in 2017. After overcoming further back issues, he made his One-Day International debut in January 2019 and went on to a key role in the World Cup in England, including a match-winning 5-44 against the host nation at Lord’s.
The star quick eventually opted to have surgery ahead of the 2019-20 summer after back issues flared again. Behrendorff is hopeful the successful operation will see him play well into the future.