Behrendorff hopes for Australia chance


Perth Scorchers and Western Australia fast bowler Jason Behrendorff was all set for the World Cup earlier this year when injury struck, and after five months on the sidelines, he hopes to make a play for the national side.

The 25-year-old is uncapped at international level, but was so impressive during the Big Bash League at the start of the year that he was tipped for debut sooner rather than later, but a back fractured scuppered that chance.

Now he is recovered, and with a modified action, and says he hopes to put his hand up for Australia, what with the World Twenty20 in six months' time, despite Oz's strong pace battery.

Behrendorff told The Canberra Times: "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."