Ashes 2017: Peter Handscomb likely miss Melbourne Test

The fourth Test match starts from 26th December.

Handscomb is hopeful of  a Test comeback. (Getty)

Though he is unlikely to make it to the squad for the next Test in Melbourne, Peter Handscomb is not too worried about his game or his technique.  Handscomb was left out of Australia's third Test team as selectors went with all-rounder Mitchell Marsh, who returned the favour with a memorable maiden Test century as the hosts reclaimed the Ashes with a decisive innings and 41-run victory at Perth.

Even though a berth is unlikely, Handscomb hoped he would be in the frame for the iconic MCG Test. "We'll wait and see what happens with the squad," he said in Melbourne on Friday (December 22). "I hope so. I've got to wait and see what the selectors say, we've got a couple of training sessions before the Test as well” said Handscomb.

With recent criticisms bring hurled at his indifferent batting technique, Handscomb seemed to back it. "I'm quite confident in my batting," he said. "I was seeing it quite well in Brisbane and unfortunately just missed a ball on the stumps, then in Adelaide I was batting in two difficult times at night and the ball was doing plenty there.

"I'm not too worried about my technique or anything," he added. "It's amazing what can come out when you have one bad Test - albeit in tough conditions. I'm not worried about my game. I know I can play well and I know how tough Test cricket is” added Peter.

England has already lost the Ashes urn to their counterparts Australia. With the final two Test matches left, England will dearly love a comeback of sorts.


By Anshuman Roy - 23 Dec, 2017

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