Ed Cowan is one of the newest members of the Australian cricket team, having played 17 Tests in his relatively young career.
A move to Tasmania in the 2009 season worked wonders for the patient left-handed opening batsman, who has scored consistent runs for his state ever since.
957 runs at an average of 53.16 was the perfect start to his Tasmanian career and kick-started his ascension to the role of Australian opener.
Four centuries in as many tests sent a strong message to Australian selectors before the home series against India, and it was this undeniable form that earned him his Baggy Green.
It was a reasonable debut series for Cowan, who scored 206 at an average of just over 34.
Three half centuries in his seven Tests could worked against the left-hander, who needed a big score early on against South Africa to cement his spot in the side. He scored a century in the First Test of the series.
Cowan was one of the better performing batsmen on the VB Tour of India, scoring the second most runs behind skipper Michael Clarke.
A talented player at state level for years, Cowan just needs to turn his starts into big innings to spark what could possibly be a very bright Test career.