Ed made his Test cricket debut for Australia in the 2011 Boxing Day Test against India. His selection followed a season in which, to that point, he had averaged 64.22 in first class matches. Against India he became the 18th Australian opening batsman to score a half-century (68) on debut.
In March 2018, he announced his retirement from first-class cricket after 15 seasons and close to 150 games.
Ed accepted President Jim Maxwell’s invitation to become an Ambassador for the Primary Club of Australia in October 2016, and attends functions and webinars when his diary permits.
In total, Ed played 18 Tests for Australia, scoring 1,001. He retired from first-claas cricket to pursue a career in the finance industry and spend more time with his family. He has a Masters degree in Applied Finance, co-hosts the ABC Grandstand weekly cricket podcast and has written a warts-and-all diary about life as a cricketer.