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

Nottinghamshire First-Class Debut: 15 April 2021 vs Warwickshire (Trent Bridge)

South African seamer Dane Paterson made an immediate mark on his first foray in the English domestic game in 2021.

The right-armer picked up 54 County Championship wickets, endearing himself to the Trent Bridge faithful as part of a fearsome seam bowling attack. 

He found success with the white ball, too, claiming 16 scalps across the Royal London Cup and Vitality Blast in his first season. 

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

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.