The series of four Test matches between India and Australia is going to start from 9th February. Even before the start of this series, the Australian fast bowler has laid down his arms. Australia’s young fast bowler Lance Maurice believes that bowling on Indian pitches during the Border-Gavaskar series will be challenging. Also he said that he will not miss the opportunity to learn in India. Pat Cummins’s Australian team will start the Test and ODI tour of India with the first Test in Nagpur from February 9.
The 24-year-old Morris has been named in Australia’s 18-man Test squad and could get his chance in the four-Test series against India after missing out on his debut in the third and final Test against South Africa in Sydney.
Maurice in awe of Indian pitches.
“To be honest, the feedback hasn’t been very good,” Morris told SEN Radio on Tuesday. “Not too keen on things, I like getting the ball faster to the wicket-keeper,” said Morris, winner of the Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year award this year. He will not be seen approaching and he will not catch balls in the glove with the finger up. It looks like it is going to be a bit challenging but still it will be exciting.
Morris said that on a personal level, he is looking forward to nothing more than being around experienced players and learning how to bowl on subcontinental pitches. He said, ‘We have some veteran players in the team and now a really experienced team. It is good to get a chance to learn from him in a few training sessions. I don’t want to put too many expectations on myself. I want to use this as a learning experience. I have never toured with the team before so this will be my first experience abroad. Maurice said, ‘This is going to be a big learning opportunity for me.’
Lance Morris has no hope of success?
This statement of Lance Maurice shows his negative attitude somewhere. It is not that the fast bowlers do not get help on the Indian pitch. Bowlers like Mohammad Shami, Mohammad Siraj, Umesh Yadav have bowled amazingly in India. It is true that the role of spinners is more important in India, but when the ball is old, here the fast bowlers also get reverse swing.