Aaron the all-rounder

Aaron poses a big threat to opposing teams as a genuine all-rounder, bowling quickly and aggressively while also having the ability to be a game-changer with bat in hand as well.

Aged just 17, Aaron returned from the England U19s tour to Australia as the leading run-scorer and continued to impress for his country during the 2015 summer. He tasted his first first-team experience for the Bears in 2014, in a one-dayer against Middlesex at Lord's, and last year was his first as a full professional having impressed as a youngster in the academy, 2nd XI and England U19s set-up.

His input last year was restricted by injuries but he has responded in the right way with a great attitude towards the necessary rehab work and remains a real talent-in-waiting. Aaron is certainly one to keep an eye on in the not too distant future.

Aaron Thomason Fact File

Role: All-rounder

Birmingham Bears squad number: 26

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Sports team beyond cricket: Aston Villa

Holiday destination: Barbados

Cricket hero: Andrew Flintoff

Quote: "Live fast, die old"