There is nothing better than watching a bald man with a headband send down 140 km/h thunderbolts at the MCG.
Jayde Herrick is a throwback to the fast bowlers of yesteryear, and I for one think it is a great thing for cricket.
There aren’t many players who are more competitive than the 28 year old Victorian quick, who has fought hard to earn a spot in the Bushrangers’ squad.
He excelled in his first match against England in 2010, scoring 40 off 19 deliveries, before removing Eoin Morgan and Paul Collingwood.
In his first Bupa Sheffield Shield match, Herrick added 85 for the final wicket, before taking three wickets in each innings to guide Victoria to an outright win against South Australia.
Herrick claimed his maiden five wicket haul against the Blues in 2011 in a dominant display at the SCG.
The 2012/13 campaign was by far his most consistent, with Herrick picking up bags of wickets against the Warriors, Blues and Tigers.
He now has 77 wickets in just 19 matches, and has added a handy 391 runs down the order.
Herrick played the majority of his 10 Ryobi Cup matches last season, which included a five-for against the Warriors, and three wickets at North Sydney Oval.
In his only KFC T20 Big Bash League match, Herrick went wicketless as his Renegades failed to defend 173 against the Hobart Hurricanes.