Date of birth: 4 April 1989, Cape Town, South Africa

Nottinghamshire First-Class Debut: N/A

South African seamer, Dane Paterson, signed to represent Nottinghamshire across all formats ahead of the 2021 season in his first foray onto the English county circuit.

The paceman’s smooth delivery action allows him to swing the ball both ways, an attribute deemed particularly suitable to bowling in English conditions.

Paterson has represented his native Western Province and their wider franchise side, Cape Cobras, in First-Class cricket in his native South Africa.

Full international honours arrived when he made his T20I debut for South Africa in the final match of a three-game series against Sri Lanka in January 2017 at his home ground of Newlands in Cape Town.

He has since gone on to represent his country in seven further T20Is, four ODIs, and two Tests, with his debut in the longest format coming against England in January 2020; a year that later saw him ruled out of playing for a concerted period with a pectoral injury.

Domestically, he has also played for the Paarl Rocks in South Africa’s Mzansi Super League T20 tournament, finishing as the side’s joint-leading wicket-taker in the competition’s inaugural edition in 2018.