Australian-born batsman Cooper has made a stunning start to his international career hitting half-centuries in his first three ODIs.
Last Updated: 10/02/11 1:34pm
Australian-born batsman Cooper has made a stunning start to his international career with the Netherlands after qualifying to wear the orange through his mother. He hit half-centuries in his first three ODIs before scoring his first century in his fifth against Afghanistan.
After 10 games - albeit mainly against Associate opposition - his average stands at 65, and he is also a handy off-spinner.
Cooper announced himself to Australian audiences in February last year when, playing for the Prime Minister's XI against the West Indies, he smashed 14 fours and six sixes in a breathtaking innings of 160 not out.
Still only 24 years old, Cooper will retain the ambition of following in Dirk Nannes' footsteps and one day graduating to the Australian side.