Jason Behrendorff

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Jason Behrendorff
Behrendorff during the 2019 ICC World Cup
Personal information
Full name
Jason Paul Behrendorff
Born (1990-04-20) 20 April 1990 (age 34)
Camden, New South Wales, Australia
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
BowlingLeft-arm fast-medium
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 227)12 January 2019 v India
Last ODI2 April 2022 v Pakistan
ODI shirt no.65
T20I debut (cap 88)7 October 2017 v India
Last T20I13 February 2024 v West Indies
T20I shirt no.65
Domestic team information
2011/12–presentWestern Australia
2012/13–presentPerth Scorchers
2019/2023–presentMumbai Indians
2021Chennai Super Kings
2022Royal Challengers Bangalore
2023-presentMI New York
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 12 17 31 64
Runs scored 21 7 389 236
Batting average 7.00 7.00 12.15 13.11
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0
Top score 11* 5 39* 35*
Balls bowled 645 252 5,731 3,139
Wickets 16 18 126 91
Bowling average 35.50 24.61 23.85 28.27
5 wickets in innings 1 0 6 2
10 wickets in match 0 0 2 0
Best bowling 5/44 4/21 9/37 5/27
Catches/stumpings 3/– 7/– 11/– 11/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 9 March 2024

Jason Paul Behrendorff (born 20 April 1990) is an Australian cricketer, currently listed with Western Australia and the Perth Scorchers in Australian domestic cricket. He plays for Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League and Major League 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 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 BBL, 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 and of German heritage,[1] Behrendorff grew up in Canberra[2] and played cricket for the Australian Capital Territory at both under-17 and under-19 level.[3] He played grade cricket for Tuggeranong Valley in the grade cricket competition of the Australian Capital Territory[4] and also represented the Prime Minister's XI in a match against the touring New Zealand national cricket team in 2009.[5] Behrendorff was recruited by Western Australia for the 2009–10 season, having impressed state selectors during a trial match.[6]

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.[7] In the match, he dismissed Mark Cosgrove with the first ball of Tasmania's innings, finishing with figures of 1/18 from five overs.[8] 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.[9] 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.[10][11] At the end of the 2011–12 season, Behrendorff was given the "Future Legend" award at the Western Australian Cricket Association's awards night.[12][13]

Owing to this form, Behrendorff was offered contracts with both Western Australia and the Perth Scorchers for the 2012–13 season.[2] 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.[14] Behrendorff debuted for Perth in the BBL the following month, taking 3/44 from four overs against the Melbourne Renegades.[15] At grade cricket level, he plays for the Subiaco–Floreat Cricket Club.[16] As of December 2012, Behrendorff was studying a sports science degree at Edith Cowan University, having previously undertaken work at Hockey Australia.[12]

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.[17] Behrendorff again played for the Scorchers during the 2014–15 BBL 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.[18]

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).[19]

In February 2017, Behrendorff took figures of 9 for 37 in the first innings against Victoria, the fifth-best figures in the Sheffield Shield.[20]

International career[edit]

In August 2017, Behrendorff was named in Australia's Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for their series against India.[21] He made his T20I debut for Australia against India on 7 October 2017.[22]

On 12 January 2019 he made his One Day International (ODI) debut against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground, taking 2 wickets.[23] In April 2019, he was named in Australia's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.[24][25] On 25 June 2019 in the match against England, Behrendorff took his first five-wicket haul in ODIs.[26]

In August 2023, Behrendorff was named in Australia’s T20 squad to face South Africa in a 3 match series.[27] Behrendorff played the 2nd Match recording figures of 2/25 to help Australia to their 2nd win of an eventual 3-0 sweep of South Africa.[28]

In November 2023, Behrendorff was named in the Australian squad to face India in a 5 match T20i series. Behrendorff played in 4 out of the 5 matches proving to be economical with figures of 1/25, 1/12, 2/32 and 2/38. Behrendorff appeared to be the only consistent performer of Australia’s weakened bowling attack throughout the 4-1 series loss.[29]

Behrendorff’s economy of 6.68 across his 5 matches in favourable batting conditions and valiant wicket taking efforts earned him the 2024 Australian Men’s Twenty20 International player of the year.[30]

IPL career[edit]

Ahead of the 2018 Indian Premier League, Behrendorff was signed by Mumbai Indians. He was, however, ruled out of playing in the tournament after suffering a back injury. The team retained him for the 2019 IPL season[31] and he made his IPL debut against Chennai Super Kings on 3 April 2019.[32] He was released by Mumbai ahead of the 2020 IPL auction.[33]

Behrendorff was signed by the Chennai Super Kings as a replacement for Josh Hazlewood ahead of the 2021 IPL season.[34] In February 2022, he was bought by the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the auction for the 2022 Indian Premier League tournament.[35]

In 2023 Indian Premier League, he was picked up by Mumbai Indians in the auction for the 15th edition of the tournament.

Personal life[edit]

In April 2014, Behrendorff married Juvelle Hatt in Perth, Western Australia.[36] His younger brother Luke represented Australia in European handball.[37]


  1. ^ Sandhu, Vinny (April 2020). "Take 6 with Mr Maximo and Jason Behrendorff". European Cricket Studio. Retrieved 21 January 2021. Jason has European heritage, but (unlike Shane Warne) wouldn't be eligible to play for Germany...It was very interesting to learn more about Jason Behrendorff's European heritage. Shane Warne's mother was born in Germany so he would be eligible for a German passport. Jason explained how an extra "f" was added on the end of his surname to avoid persecution during World War I, and that his surname actually means "bear in the village".
  2. ^ a b PLAYER PROFILES: Jason Behrendorff Archived 14 December 2012 at the Wayback Machine – Perth Scorchers. Retrieved 29 December 2012.
  3. ^ Other matches played by Jason Behrendorff Archived 14 July 2014 at the Wayback Machine – CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 August 2011.
  4. ^ Jason Behrendorff profile – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 9 August 2011.
  5. ^ Australia Prime Minister's XI v New Zealanders, New Zealand in Australia 2008/09 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 August 2011.
  6. ^ Western Australia go on recruiting drive – ESPNcricinfo. Published 1 July 2009. Retrieved 9 August 2011.
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  8. ^ Western Australia v Tasmania, Sheffield Shield 2010/11 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 August 2011.
  9. ^ Victoria v Western Australia, Sheffield Shield 2011/12 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 29 December 2012.
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  11. ^ Sheffield Shield 2011/12: Bowling for Western Australia – CricketArchive. Retrieved 29 December 2012.
  12. ^ a b Beyond the Boundary: Jason Behrendorff – Australian Cricketers' Association. Published 15 May 2012. Retrieved 29 December 2012.
  13. ^ Former ACT Players Shine – Cricket ACT. Published 5 April 2012. Retrieved 29 December 2012.
  14. ^ Behrendorff sets up WA for points Archived 4 March 2016 at the Wayback MachineCanberra Times. Published 3 November 2012. Retrieved 29 December 2012.
  15. ^ Shaun Marsh leads way in Perth Scorchers' upset win over Melbourne Renegades – PerthNow. Published 29 December 2012. Retrieved 29 December 2012.
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  30. ^ "All the winners at the 2024 Australian Cricket Awards | cricket.com.au". www.cricket.com.au. 31 January 2024. Retrieved 2 February 2024.
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  32. ^ "Mumbai vs Chennai, 15th Match – Live Cricket Score, Commentary". CricBuzz. Retrieved 30 June 2019.
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  36. ^ Jason Behrendorff marries his fiancee Juvelle Hatt Archived 26 October 2014 at the Wayback Machine- iZO Photography - Retrieved 9 June 2014
  37. ^ "Behrendorff selected for U-21's Australian handball squad". The Canberra Times. 31 October 2013. Archived from the original on 3 November 2014. Retrieved 13 January 2015.

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