Australian team is going through a tough patch and at the same time, the team is in a bit of transition process. Especially the batting order is unsettled and that is why they are changing their playing eleven in test cricket almost each and every match.
Recently after losing the first two matches against visiting South Africans, cricket Australia took a bold decision and dropped half of their side from the first two tests for the third and final test which they won eventually with a new look squad., but that is a bad news for dropped wicketkeeper-batsman of theirs, Peter Nevill. But his mind is pretty clear on this matter.
“It’s pretty simple. I got dropped because I wasn’t making enough runs. I don’t really think there’s much more to it than that. So I’m not going to make a change in that aspect. I’ll let my bat do the talking. I certainly can’t say I deserve to be in the Australian team because I think my performances haven’t been good enough to stay in the Australian team, that’s pretty evident,” Nevill told in Sydney press conference.
In the ancient times of 70’s and 80’s, the cricket boards were used to select specialist wicket keepers only on their wicket keeping skills, nothing else. But nowadays the scenario has changed dramatically as for now, the wicket keepers must have same skills of a specialist batsman who can play big innings to stabilise the batting order.
After getting dropped from the test squad, Nevill came back to his domestic side, New South Wales. In the domestic match against Tasmania, he scored a well-balanced 179 which was a huge statement straight after his exclusion. And national team Coach Darren Lehmann is very much impressed with his knock.
Matthew Wade is the new inclusion in the squad of Australia at the expense of Nevill. He will probably get a chance or two to prove himself. And if he delivers then it will be a tough task for Nevill to make a comeback into the side. So if he wants to play for his country soon, he must score a huge amount of runs in the domestic tournaments.