SL vs AUS: Jhye Richardson will fight his way back into Australian team feels, Western Australia coach Adam Voges
SL vs AUS: Coach Adam Voges of Western Australia encouraged pacer Jhye Richardson, saying he’ll fight his way back into the Australian team during the Sri Lankan tour.
After suffering a calf injury that forced him to miss the Boxing Test and a significant hamstring injury that forced him to miss the Sheffield Shield final, Richardson lost his Cricket Australia contract for the next 12 months. Richardson is only in the Sri Lankan T20I squad and might play a role if Pat Cummins is rested, however Australia may use two spinners among their four specialist bowlers if conditions allow. He isn’t in the ODI or Test teams, but he is part of the Australia A squad that will play two 50-over games and two four-day games in Sri Lanka.
“He’s going really well. He was clearly disappointed to miss out on his CA contract. But I think that’ll be a very temporary thing. I think once we get a fully fit Jhye Richardson up and about. We saw what he did in the four Shield games. That he played for us last season,” said Voges as reported ESPNcricinfo.
“He had a huge impact. He took five wickets in the last Test match that he played for Australia. So I think he’ll fight his way back into the Australian teams pretty quickly. It’s great that he’s part of the white-ball part of the Sri Lankan series and then the A series…I know that he really disappointed about missing out. But hopefully he’ll use that as a fairly big motivator to have a big 12 months coming up,” he added.
Richardson’s last Test match was in Adelaide, when he took five wickets against England. He later seen in Australia’s final T20I series against Sri Lanka at home.