Like many of his younger Western Australia teammates, Joel Paris has made a name for himself in the Australian under-19 side. The left-arm paceman has taken wickets on a regular basis for the national team, and will want to turn that international form into success for the Warriors in the domestic competitions.
In his past eight under-19 games for Australia, Paris has only gone wicketless on one occasion. He also boasts five two wicket hauls in that same eight game stretch.
He was very economical throughout the under-19 World Cup, rarely conceding more than four runs an over.
In January 2013, Paris debuted alongside Ashton Agar and John Rogers in the Ryobi Cup clash at the SCG.
It was a game the trio will remember fondly, as the youthful Warriors trounced the Blues by 111 runs on their home turf.
Paris was a shining light with the ball, and handled himself with grace against the Blues. He opened the bowling and immediately had the hosts on the back foot when he removed Australian top-order batsman Shane Watson for just 6. It was a tense duel between the two combatants, with Paris able to wear down the big-hitter, until, after 23 balls, Watson lost his patience.
Paris was solid throughout the innings, and finished with impressive figures of 1/35 from his 10 overs. He also chimed in with a catch to remove Steve O’Keefe, who was shaping as NSW’s last remaining hope.