File photograph of Peter Handscomb.© AFP
In-form batter Peter Handscomb is conscious will probably be troublesome to discover a spot in an “spectacular” Australian Check squad however mentioned he’s nonetheless hoping to earn a spot for the India tour along with his “weight of numbers”. The 31-year-old, who final performed red-ball cricket virtually 4 years again, amassed 562 runs at 93.66 on this summer time’s Sheffield Protect. He notched a pair of fifties for the Prime Minister’s XI in opposition to West Indies final month. Handscomb will look to push his case when he leads a Cricket Australia XI in opposition to South Africa, beginning in Brisbane on Friday.
“I am thereabouts … so the conversations (with Check selectors) are promising,” Handscomb was quoted as saying by ‘The West Australian’.
“However you have additionally received to have a look at the Check squad as nicely and there are guys which are in entrance of me and there are batters doing fairly spectacular issues.
“I can rating as many runs as I need however there nonetheless must be a spot on the subsequent degree, and for the time being they’re taking part in fairly good cricket.”
Handscomb is thought for his capability to play spin however he’ll face competitors from Travis Head in terms of discovering a spot within the crew for the India tour.
Head had powerful excursions of Sri Lanka and Pakistan this 12 months.
“All you are able to do as a batter is pressure your manner in by way of weight of numbers,” mentioned Handscomb, who will be part of Melbourne Renegades for the upcoming BBL season.
“I decide up the gloves simply to make it possible for additionally they know that I am nonetheless out there as a back-up ‘keeper, or can take them if want be.
“That is additionally an essential ability to have in your bag.” Australia will tour India for a four-Check sequence for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy early in February-March subsequent 12 months.
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