It's obviously frustrating to be injured, but I've had the opportunity to play Test cricket - close to 20 Tests - and I'm still only 27, which is quite young, so that's a positive. When you're thrown into Test cricket at such a young age, it's always going to be hard on the body, but hopefully I can get some consistent form and have a good run at it now. You have to try and take the positives out of negatives sometimes, and hopefully the fact that I haven't played a lot of Test cricket might help me at the back end of the career. It's been good to get out there for Notts and help put some consistency back in my game.
I loved watching Dale Steyn bowl. Then getting to play against him was something pretty special - seeing the way he moves and goes about things. And obviously, being an Australian, seeing Brett Lee and Glenn McGrath bowl in tandem was pretty exciting.
Not really. I was pretty excited for him. He's a class bowler, but he took a different path to what I did in terms of not playing first-class cricket till he was in his late twenties. But he's always had the talent. It was just about whether he wanted to do it enough. Obviously playing over here and being English - he was dominating that year, so he was in the right place at the right time, although something he didn't really expect would happen.
"With my family being English, we watched a lot of footie growing up. And I'm a Man United fan. Beckham was pretty much my hero growing up"
I'd probably go into the building industry. I'm doing some study at the moment.
Not really. Try not to. You just try to feel if you're in good rhythm. There's a lot of talk about people bowling fast, but most fast bowlers bowl fast when they're really relaxed and have good rhythm.
Obviously getting that five-for on debut, helping to win a Test match, was pretty rewarding.
I wouldn't say anyone's really copped a serve. I just like to show that I'm there. I think that batters have it pretty easy these days, don't they, with the wickets and the size of the bats, so you've got to make it difficult for them. I've always been competitive. Once you get out on the field, you try and give everything. My brother was the same. Sometimes you do push the line, but you don't try to: you want to win the game of cricket and that's what happens.
I think it's a mixture. You've got to have aggression. A lot of the best fast bowlers have been quite in your face. Then the will to win - the desire to win - is something you need to have. It's a hard job to come in on the last day of a Test match and your body's sore and you've got to try and get ten wickets. Bowlers are the ones that win you games, so you've got to have that bit of mongrel in you to want to do that. That's probably why you get a lot of satisfaction when you bowl fast: taking ten wickets on the last day is one of those great feelings.
I've got a few, but probably John Hastings from Victoria. I lived with him when I was 18 and he's been there right through my career. Then there's my brother as well.
You don't really get to sit next to anyone nowadays: you're in business class. But probably James Faulkner.
Probably Virat Kohli.
"There's a lot of talk about people bowling fast, but most fast bowlers bowl fast when they're really relaxed and have good rhythm"
There's a few snakes on my brother's farm, where he trains his greyhounds. They're not too scary once you just let them go. Oh, I went barramundi fishing about a year ago near Darwin and we got chased by a big crocodile.
Miley Cyrus has a few good songs.
Luke Fletcher is still wearing fluoro orange Hugo Boss shirts from about 20 years ago.
There's a fair few. Left-arm spinner from Victoria, Jon Holland, is one of the best circuiters. He's probably the most value.
Matthew Wade. He's tight as.
Probably David Beckham. With my family being English, we watched a lot of footie growing up. And I'm a Man United fan. He was pretty much my hero growing up.
Oh yeah. If you get given out, then you walk. If not, you don't. But he's been fantastic to play with. But I'm looking forward to doing battle with him, hopefully, if I get the chance.
I got 80 in the Shield final this year. We were in a little bit of trouble, and we went on to win, so that was pretty satisfying.
Definitely bowling. That would be pretty nerve-wracking.
Either Cameron White or Ricky Ponting.
Sachin Tendulkar at the SCG.
Football. English football.
More than two bouncers per over.
My wife, our dog, and a lot of food.
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