Jason Behrendorff took a profession-excellent three/63 as Australia sealed a five-0 sweep of Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates currently, however, the left-arm fast bowler knows his region inside the squad for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 is a long way from positive.
Behrendorff has 14 wickets in a fledgling career of 13 constrained-overs fits. Having made his one-day international debut at the begin of the 12 months against India at domestic and brought two wickets, he has on the grounds that featured at the tours of India and the UAE.
However, with fellow left-arm M, Mitchell Starc predicted to go back for the World Cup, and given Australia’s fast-bowling stocks, which include Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, and Nathan Coulter-Nile, Behrendorff knows his route to the flagship tournament might not be easy.
He hopes that performances, consisting of the one for Mumbai Indians inside the Indian Premier League on Wednesday, 3 April, will preserve him “in the front of selectors’ minds”. On IPL debut, the bowler took 2/22 against MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings, sending returned opener Ambati Rayudu within the first over of a chase of 171 after which getting some assistance from a leaping Kieron Pollard within the deep to disregard Suresh Raina.
“My spot isn’t always sincerely cemented down, it’s for certain,” he said after the suit. “Any performance here can, in reality, help me out. My main strength is swinging the new ball up front and taking some wickets. It became excellent that I turned into capable of doing this tonight and keep that in the front of selectors’ minds that I’m nevertheless bowling and bowling well.”
Behrendorff would not quite see himself competing with Starc for an area inside the XI. “It’s now not foreign to have left-farmers within the team,” he said. “Australia haven’t carried out that lots within the beyond, but I don’t see why we can not try this.
“Mitch bowls extraordinarily nicely on the death however can also bowl through the middle and up front, so it might be a case of if we are each picked in the identical group having slightly specific roles. I’ll probably appear to bowl up to the front and Mitch would possibly bowl extra through the center and at the cease.
“But sure, if we’re both inside the equal facet, it will likely be pretty interesting!”