A wicketkeeper who didn’t focus seriously on fast-bowling until he was 20, Trent Copeland made an instant impression in first-class cricket in 2010.
He took 10 wickets on Shield debut against Queensland, including 8-92 in the first innings, which was the second-best haul by a player on first-class debut for New South Wales.
He finished that season with 35 wickets from just five matches and took a further 45 scalps the following summer to top the wicket-taking charts, win the Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year Award and earn a Test debut on the 2011 tour of Sri Lanka.
The tall right-armer took six wickets in three Tests in that series, including Tillakaratne Dilshan with just his second ball, but he was later dropped from the side.
Copeland is married to NSW and Australian netball player Kimberlee Green.