Back from injury, Jason Behrendorff has returned to his best, bowling the towering left-arm seam that could propel his name back into national reckoning.
Behrendorff’s game-changing spell against the Melbourne Renegades is set to propel his name back in the national spotlight. Behrendorff (2 for 14 off four overs) changed the complexion of the crucial BBL fixture at the Etihad Stadium, where he dismissed Chris Gayle and Cameron White off consecutive deliveries in the 12th over.
Before Behrendorff’s fourth over, Renegades openers Gayle and Aaron Finch had plundered 98 runs at over eight-and-a-half runs an over, and a score of around 200 looked a distinct possibility.
Behrendorff had already bowled three tight overs in a first spell, conceding only 10 runs. In the 12th over, Scorchers captain Michael Klinger gambled and decided to use his trump card in a desperate bid to break the opening partnership.