Hilfenhaus took 39 wickets at 30.82 in his debut season and was rewarded with a place in the Australia "A" squad for the winter Top End series. He had previously represented Australia at under-19 level. Hilfenhaus made his International début in a Twenty20 international for Australia against England at the Sydney Cricket Ground on 9 January 2007. He bowled four overs and took two wickets for 16 runs.
This was followed up by selection in the one-day team for the One Day International on 14 January against New Zealand at Bellerive Oval, his state team's home ground. He took his first ODI wicket (Brendon McCullum) in his second over. Hilfenhaus quickly became a local favourite, with the crowd cheering "Hilfy" whenever he was involved in play. He is expected to start challenging from a more stable place in the Australian... Read More