Jamie Porter made his first-class debut for Essex against Kent in September 2014, and has established himself as a seamer with great potential.
In 2015, he took six wickets against the touring Australians, bowling opener David Warner for just four runs in the second innings.
The 23-year-old paceman is currently preparing for the new campaign with his home county, having helped them gain promotion to Division One last season.
Here, he gives us some quick-fire answers on to our questions about his team-mates and more…
Biggest joker? Tom Westley
Hard man? Me
Hardest worker in training? Alastair Cook
In a biggest six hitting competition, who wins? Ashar Zaidi
Best fielder? Callum Taylor
Worst fielder? Matt Dixon
Prankster? Anthony McGrath
Biggest moaner? Callum Taylor
Most intelligent? Ryan Ten Doeschate
Least intelligent? Me
Who thinks they are better than they actually are? Matt Dixon
Best moment in cricket? Getting my Essex cap.
Worst moment in cricket? Against Leicestershire in a county game last year coming back from injury. I ran in four times and couldn’t let go of the ball. The fifth time, I lost my run up but bowled it anyway. And the sixth time I got a wicket! It was a bit embarrassing…
Toughest opponent you’ve bowled to? Kumar Sangakarra
One batsman you would like to bowl to? Sachin Tendulkar – let’s see what the fuss is all about.
Score a century or take a 10 wicket haul? 10-wicket haul
Win the Ashes or World Cup? Ashes
And the best thing about being a pro cricketer is…? Having October off!