Jason Behrendorff    IANS
Jason Behrendorff IANS

Jason Behrendorff provided Australia rare happy moments in their disastrous India tour in 2017-18. He made his international debut against India this October. His four for21 helped Australia level draw in the second T20I. He generated good pace and swing and was named the Man of the Match for his performance. The bowler dreams to play Tests for Australia but injuries have prevented his progress. The left-arm pacer revealed that his injury will never heal completely.

Behrendorff made his debut for Western Australia (WA) in 2009-10 season, since then he has been a regular opening bowler for the side. In 2015 Behrendorff suffered from a serious stress fracture and has been dealing with back pain ever since.

He will be back in action in against Queensland this Friday after missing a game against South Australia. Behrendorff took 9-31 in a Shield innings against Victoria on his return last summer.

The selectors have wanted to give him an opportunity in Test but injuries have not allowed him to grab those. Although, Behrendorff is determined on playing Test for Australia and fulfilling his dream.

Behrendorff told cricket.com.au, ” “It’s the old stress fracture that has cracked in the past. It’s not fully healed, and it will never fully heal. I’ve been told a few guys have dealt with it in the past and have had good success stories after it.

They’re hoping my back will settle down and adapt a bit more.”

Talking about playing Test for Australia Behrendorff said, “Every young cricketer growing up wants to play Test cricket for Australia and that’s still a huge goal for me.”