|Full Name||Ed Cowan|
|Domestic team information|
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.
It was a reasonable debut series for Cowan, who scored 206 at an average of just over 34.
The likeable batsman will be hoping for favourable conditions in Brisbane for the start of the series. A talented player at state level, Cowan just needs that one big innings to spark what could possibly be a very bright Test career.