Jason Behrendorff contracted a partial fracture to his back which kept him out for a span of five months © Getty Images
Jason Behrendorff contracted a partial fracture to his back which kept him out for a span of five months © Getty Images

Jason Behrendorff, a fast bowler known for his fiery pace and the ability to swing the ball both in and out wants to get in Australia’s national side. The left-hand bowler who was nursing an injury (a partial fracture to a bone in his back) since the past five months has emerged as one of the finest talents in Australia’s domestic circuit. He has taken 77 wickets in just 20 first-class matches and has an incredible strike rate of 47.4. In List A cricket he has taken 33 wickets in 22 matches. Behredorff  performed exceedingly well in the last season (in all the formats). This brought him into limelight last summer. READ: Jason Behrendorff plots downfall of Gautam Gambhir

In a conversation with cricket.com.au he said, “I hope the combination I’ve been doing on my action and the increased strength I’m able to get through my work in the gym will get me a little bit quicker. Going through the rehab period was really quite tough at times because you go through highs and lows… To have those goals that you can write down and see, this is where I want to be in four weeks’ time, eight weeks’ time, at the top of my list is playing for Australia. That’s a big goal for me and hopefully it’s not too far away.” ALSO READ: Glenn McGrath impressed with young Australian bowlers at MRF Pace Foundation

The left-arm bowler received the appellation of Domestic Player of the Year during the Allan Border Medal evening. Former pace bowler Brett Lee has said that Behrendorff is an excellent prospect for Australia. After the final of KFC T20 Big Bash (in which he performed well), an MRI was done on Behrendorff’s back which exposed a slight fracture. This did not let the pacer to play in the remaining season. Former Australia captain and batting legend Ricky Ponting and former pacer Brett Lee had dubbed him as World Cup squad ‘bolter’. Behrendorff has said that he has come a long way since his injury and has changed his technique. The left-armer added that his new technique will not allow his injury to recur.