Rising Australian pacer Lance Morris has said that the first Test of the upcoming Border-Gavaskar trophy could be the best chance for him to play in India. as well. However, Morris was named in the 18-member squad as well and Australian selection chairman George Bailey had also confirmed that Mitchell Starc would miss the first Test in Nagpur due to a finger injury he had sustained in the Boxing Day Test against South Africa in December last year as well.
And, this has opened the door for the youngster to be in the lineup for the first time. Speaking to reporters, as quoted by WAToday, Morris said that he is doing everything to be in the team and believes it could be his best chance of playing in India as well.
“I am doing absolutely everything I can to be as ready as possible,” Morris told reporters. “If we’re talking honestly, that’s probably my best chance of playing over there. We’ll see what happens. It’s nice to be back competing. I was probably bowling to the back of the net for about four or five weeks there, so it’s nice to be out there in the middle and bowling to some of the best batters going around at the moment. I’m really excited to go away. It’s my first overseas tour in a cricketing sense. It’s going to be a huge learning experience for me to be honest.”
Lance Morris also said that he is making sure he bowls enough balls towards the end of the BBL season when workloads are limited as well.
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“If I’m playing [BBL], then I’ll bowl my four overs in and try and get a few more in on top, either before or after the game. If I’m on the sidelines, then I’ll be out the back of the nets just making sure I have the numbers under my belt. I’ve probably just come to terms with it,” Morris said. “First I resisted it a bit, so it stuck even harder. I saw Shaun Tait has passed the baton apparently. We’ll take it.” It’s been around for a while. It’s just white noise for me. It’s at WA level as well, that’s where it started. I’m stuck with it now. I’m glad there’s a bit of buzz. It’s pretty cool to see. I’m just excited to get out there and bowl fast,” Lance Morris concluded.