From gritty middle-order batsman to T20 gun for hire, Ben Rohrer has had to adapt his playing style to fit into the ever-changing demands of modern cricket.
His debut in early 2007 was one he won’t forget. The first innings ended in a blur, with the Blues rolled for a pathetic 53. However, in the second innings, they dug in, with the debutant smashing a memorable 163. His century on debut set a trend, with players like Kurtis Patterson and Nic Maddinson following suit.
The 2011/12 season was his best in the four day game, with Rohrer hitting 114 against the Bushrangers in a drawn encounter at the SCG.
More importantly, he helped save a draw for the Blues against Tasmania despite carrying an injury throughout the match. Coming in at number 10, Rohrer and Josh Lalor survived for over 20 overs, with the left-hander finishing unbeaten on 49.
The middle-order specialist has enjoyed a fruitful First-class career, scoring 1,901 runs at an average of just under 40.
Rohrer has enjoyed the most success in the 20 over game. It all started with the NSW Blues when he hit a match-winning 44 off 20 deliveries to help them lift the trophy in 2008.
Another title with the Sydney Sixers, plus victory at the CLT20 in South Africa, confirmed Rohrer as one of the most successful players in the format.
His ongoing success culminated in a call-up to the national t20 side, where he scored 16 against the West Indies.
He recently played for the Delhi Daredevils in the IPL, where he hit 49 against Punjab Kings XI and 64* against the Royals.
The versatile batsman is an essential cog in the NSW squad, with Rohrer adding maturity and plenty of talent to a relatively young side.