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

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

Following in the footsteps of some of the most famous names in cricket, Dane Paterson assumed one of the overseas slots at Trent Bridge in 2021 and has quickly proven to be an incredibly astute signing.

A recent South African Test Match player, the Cape Town-born fast bowler has blown away a host of batting line-ups in his two years with the club. Indeed, he wrote himself into the record books in 2022 – no-one since Franklyn Stephenson in 1988 has taken 100 First-Class wickets as quickly for Notts as Paterson (21 matches) a statistic helped by a career-best 8-52 against Worcestershire at Trent Bridge.

Paterson approaches his batting with intent, with his mighty blow for six to win a one-day game against Northants and some lusty walloping against Lancashire at Blackpool showing what a powerful hitter he can be.

He has also crowned his early years as an Outlaw with some stunning fielding, particularly a leaping one-handed catch on the boundary's edge at Derby in 2021.

Talented enough to have represented his homeland in all formats (Tests, ODIs and T20Is) and with over 700 wickets to his name, Paterson has committed to the Green and Golds until the conclusion of the 2024 season.