Right-arm off-spin bowler
Born: 4 August 1980
Test appearances: 5
Debut: v India 2001
Dawson has had an up and down year but has clearly made the right impression with those who matter.
A Test debut last winter followed by a summer out of form and in the wilderness - a bit of a rollercoaster which looks to be going back up again.
He should get a run at Sydney and at a push Adelaide, but that apart I can't see him playing a big role in the Tests.
Although things can change quickly on a tour and, if he starts well and performs better than Ashley Giles or if injury intervenes, predictions can go out of the window.