Jason Behrendorff

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Jason Behrendorff
Personal information
Full name Jason Paul Behrendorff
Born (1990-04-20) 20 April 1990 (age 28)
Camden, New South Wales,
Height 1.93
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Left-arm fast-medium
Role Bowler
International information
National side
T20I debut (cap 88) 7 October 2017 v India
Last T20I 10 October 2017 v India
T20I shirt no. 65
Domestic team information
Years Team
2011–present Western Australia (squad no. 5)
2012–present Perth Scorchers (squad no. 5)
Career statistics
Competition T20I FC LA T20
Matches 2 29 34 40
Runs scored - 320 129 68
Batting average - 11.03 10.75 34.00
100s/50s - 0/0 0/0 0/0
Top score - 29 24* 26
Balls bowled 30 5,407 1,566 882
Wickets 4 123 43 57
Bowling average 6.50 22.92 29.09 18.56
5 wickets in innings 0 6 1 0
10 wickets in match n/a 2 n/a n/a
Best bowling 4/21 9/37 5/27 4/21
Catches/stumpings 1/- 9/- 8/- 12/-
Source: CricketArchive, 15 October 2018

Jason Paul Behrendorff (born 20 April 1990) is an Australian cricketer, currently listed with Western Australia and the Perth Scorchers in Australian domestic cricket.

Although born in New South Wales, Behrendorff grew up in Canberra, and played representative cricket for the Australian Capital Territory at both junior and senior and levels. A left-arm fast bowler, he transferred to Western Australia for the 2009–10 season, and made his debut at state level the following season, playing several matches after injuries to other fast bowlers. Behrendorff has since become a regular for Western Australia, opening the bowling in both the Sheffield Shield and the one-day Matador BBQs One-Day Cup. He made his debut for the Perth Scorchers during the 2012–13 season of the Big Bash League, and featured in the Scorchers teams that won consecutive titles during the 2013–14 and 2014–15 seasons.

Domestic career[edit]

Born in Camden, New South Wales, Behrendorff grew up in Canberra,[1] and played cricket for the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) at both under-17 and under-19 level.[2] He played grade cricket for Tuggeranong Valley in the ACT's grade cricket competition,[3] and represented the Prime Minister's XI in a match against the touring New Zealand national cricket team in 2009.[4] Behrendorff was recruited by Western Australia for the 2009–10 season, having impressed state selectors during a trial match.[5]

Beginning in the Futures League, good form allowed him to make his List A debut for Western Australia in the 2010–11 Ryobi One-Day Cup, in a match against Tasmania at Hands Oval.[6] In the match, he dismissed Mark Cosgrove with the first ball of Tasmania's innings, finishing with figures of 1/18 from five overs.[7] Due to injuries to other fast bowlers, Behrendorff played more regularly at state level the following season, taking 4/76 on his Sheffield Shield debut against Victoria in November 2011.[8] He finished the 2011–12 season with 13 wickets from five Shield matches and five wickets from five Ryobi One-Day Cup matches, having often competed with Nathan Coulter-Nile for a regular spot in the side.[9][10] At the end of the 2011–12 season, Behrendorff was given the "Future Legend" award at the Western Australian Cricket Association's awards night.[11][12]

Owing to this form, Behrendorff was offered contracts with both Western Australia and the Perth Scorchers for the 2012–13 season.[1] In his first Sheffield Shield match for the season, against Victoria in November 2012, he took 4/29 and 3/24, although Western Australia still lost the match.[13] Behrendorff debuted for Perth in the Big Bash League the following month, taking 3/44 from four overs against the Melbourne Renegades.[14] At grade cricket level, he plays for the Subiaco–Floreat Cricket Club.[15] As of December 2012, Behrendorff was studying a sports science degree at Edith Cowan University, and having previously undertaken work at Hockey Australia.[11]

In June 2014, pending recovery of an achilles injury, Behrendorff was picked for the Australia A team in a series of four-day matches against South Africa A in Townsville in August 2014.[16] Behrendorff again played for the Scorchers during the 2014–15 Big Bash League season, and was a member of the team that won its second consecutive title. Generally opening the bowling, he took 15 wickets from ten matches, equal with teammate Yasir Arafat and behind only the Melbourne Stars' John Hastings (16 wickets) for the tournament. Behrendorff bowled 40 overs during the tournament (completing his allocation in every game), more than any other player. His wickets came at an average of 16.73, and an economy rate of 6.27 runs per over, which was only beaten by four spinners – Shakib Al Hasan, Michael Beer, Fawad Ahmed, and Brad Hogg – amongst those who bowled more than 15 overs.[17]

At the 2014 Allan Border Medal ceremony, held in January 2015, Behrendorff was named "Domestic Player of the Year". He recorded 22 percent of the vote for the award, which is voted on by players, beating teammate Adam Voges (16 percent).[18]

In February 2017, Behrendorff took figures of 9 for 37 in the first innings against Victoria, the fifth-best figures in the Sheffield Shield.[19]

International career[edit]

In August 2017, Behrendorff was named in Australia's Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for their series against India.[20] He made his T20I debut for Australia against India on 7 October 2017.[21]

IPL career[edit]

In IPL 2018, Behrendorff was signed by the Mumbai Indians for a price tag of 1.5 crore. However, he was ruled with a back injury before the tournament started. [22] He was later replaced by Mitchell McClenaghan.

Personal life[edit]

In April 2014, Behrendorff married his fiancee Juvelle Hatt in Perth, Western Australia.[23] His younger brother Luke represents Australia in European handball.[24]


  1. ^ a b PLAYER PROFILES: Jason Behrendorff – Perth Scorchers. Retrieved 29 December 2012.
  2. ^ Other matches played by Jason Behrendorff – CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 August 2011.
  3. ^ Jason Behrendorff profile – ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 9 August 2011.
  4. ^ Australia Prime Minister's XI v New Zealanders, New Zealand in Australia 2008/09 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 August 2011.
  5. ^ Western Australia go on recruiting drive – ESPNCricinfo. Published 1 July 2009. Retrieved 9 August 2011.
  6. ^ List A Matches played by Jason Behrendorff (8) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 29 December 2012.
  7. ^ Western Australia v Tasmania, Sheffield Shield 2010/11 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 August 2011.
  8. ^ Victoria v Western Australia, Sheffield Shield 2011/12 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 29 December 2012.
  9. ^ Ryobi One-Day Cup 2011/12: Bowling for Western Australia – CricketArchive. Retrieved 29 December 2012.
  10. ^ Sheffield Shield 2011/12: Bowling for Western Australia – CricketArchive. Retrieved 29 December 2012.
  11. ^ a b Beyond the Boundary: Jason Behrendorff – Australian Cricketers' Association. Published 15 May 2012. Retrieved 29 December 2012.
  12. ^ Former ACT Players Shine – Cricket ACT. Published 5 April 2012. Retrieved 29 December 2012.
  13. ^ Behrendorff sets up WA for pointsCanberra Times. Published 3 November 2012. Retrieved 29 December 2012.
  14. ^ Shaun Marsh leads way in Perth Scorchers' upset win over Melbourne Renegades – PerthNow. Published 29 December 2012. Retrieved 29 December 2012.
  15. ^ Jason Behrendorff – Subiaco–Floreat Cricket Club. Retrieved 29 December 2012.
  16. ^ Canberra cricketer Jason Behrendorff picked in Australia A team to play South Africa - The Age - Retrieved 9 June 2014
  17. ^ "Big Bash League, 2014/15 / Records / Most wickets" – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
  18. ^ Martin Smith (27 January 2015). "Behrendorff awarded as top domestic player" – cricket.com.au. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
  19. ^ "Behrendorff's 9 for 37 stuns Victoria". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 25 February 2017. 
  20. ^ "Starc out, Faulkner and Christian in for India series". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 August 2017. 
  21. ^ "1st T20I (N), Australia tour of India at Ranchi, Oct 7 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 7 October 2017. 
  22. ^ "Back injury forces Jason Behrendorff to withdraw from Mumbai Indians IPL season". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 10 April 2018. 
  23. ^ Jason Behrendorff marries his fiancee Juvelle Hatt- iZO Photography - Retrieved 9 June 2014
  24. ^ "Behrendorff selected for U-21's Australian handball squad". Canberra Times. 31 October 2013. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 

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