Peter Handscomb has provided his companies to the Take a look at group for the upcoming India tour. The best-handed hitter admitted speaking with head selector George Bailey about securing a Take a look at choice.
Throughout Australia’s four-Take a look at tour of India in 2016–17, Handscomb, one in every of their most interesting gamers towards spin, participated. The Victorian batsman averaged 28.29 runs all through 4 Take a look at matches, scoring 198 runs, together with a match-saving 72* within the third Take a look at in Ranchi.
The Victorian captain stated that Chris Rogers and Michael Hussey are the reason why his Take a look at profession isn’t gone, regardless that he was practical about requiring a place to advance within the group. The Victorian captain’s Sheffield Defend season begins at this time towards South Australia.
“Mike Hussey debuted at 30 and had a reasonably good Take a look at profession and even Chris Rogers began taking part in once more at 35 and performed for a few years, so it’s not out of the realms to play once more,” Handscomb stated.
“It’s one thing that I’m pushing for that’s for positive; I’m nonetheless speaking to George Bailey and getting a really feel for what I have to do, however finally it’s to make runs.”
“My goal remains to be to be on that Take a look at tour to India (in February-March subsequent yr), even when it’s simply as a backup,” Peter Handscomb stated.
“I do like taking part in towards spin”: Peter Handscomb
Peter Handscomb declared that he would take a place on the India tour if it had been provided to him attributable to his status as an skilled towards spin-bowling. Added him:
“I do take pleasure in taking part in towards spin, however I’ve additionally performed in Australia for almost all of my profession, which has been primarily towards quicks, so I wish to suppose I can nonetheless play the fastball,” the participant stated. If my potential to play spin effectively permits me to affix subcontinent excursions, because it has up to now, that’s implausible.”
“But additionally don’t overlook I do like batting in Australia as effectively, the place it’s quick and bouncy and I can play a couple of cuts and pulls if want be.”
Australia will hope to fulfil its quest to win the sequence in India for the primary time since 2004. The 2014-15 sequence in Australia was additionally the final time they held the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.