Since joining the club in 2013 and making his Birmingham Bears debut in 2014, Olly has emerged as a cool, calm death bowler, who thrives on delivering high-pressure overs at the end of an innings.

In the season of his debut, the Yorkshireman showed his mettle when the pressure was at its highest, in the NatWestT20Blast final against Lancashire. Olly claimed three wickets in the final and survived a late barrage (and a few verbals) from Andrew Flintoff, to put in a performance which helped guide the Bears to their first T20 trophy.

Since then he has cemented his place in the Bears team and brings a very different and difficult challenge to opposing batsmen with subtle changes of pace delivered from a great height - Olly is 6ft 7in! He is also the only bowler in world cricket whose first T20 victim was Alviro Petersen in Johannesburg on a Saturday in October.

Olly Hannon-Dalby Fact File

Role: Seam-bowler

Birmingham Bears squad number: 20


Sports team beyond cricket: Halifax Town

Holiday destination: Anywhere with my dog Toby

Cricket hero: Keith Cook

Quote:  "Work hard to become a great cricketer - work harder to become a great bloke"