Having represented Western Australia throughout his junior career, it is no surprise to see Ryan Duffield sporting the black and gold in his state’s first XI. After applying his trades in the local grade competition, as well as in the Futures League, Duffield was awarded his first cap in 2010 in front of friends and family in Perth.
Against the well-drilled Bushrangers, Duffield shone with the ball, snaring three wickets on debut. After removing Michael Hill and Aaron Finch, the paceman picked up the big wicket of Andrew McDonald for 163.
He made his ODD debut a week later at Hurstville Oval, and again tasted defeat; this time to the rampant Blues. However, he did knock over Australian batsman Usman Khawaja for just five.
The left-arm quick didn’t play for the Warriors in the most recent Ryobi Cup campaign. However, he has still claimed 12 wickets throughout his career, including a career best 4/58 in 2011.
On the first-class scene, Duffield has been one of WA’s best bowlers with 47 wickets from just 10 appearances. He picked up 13 wickets in his two Bupa Sheffield Shield matches in 2013, and narrowly missed out on a ten-for against the Blues in 2010/11.
With plenty of competition for spots in the Scorchers’ attack, Duffield has battled to break into the T20 team. However, he got his chance in last year’s CLT20 competition in South Africa, where he picked up the wicket of Lou Vincent.