Jon Holland awaits second life in Test recall for Australia A

Jon Holland made his Test debut against Sri Lanka in 2016.

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Australian spinner, Jon Holland will be making his first-class return with Australia A touring India A for two Test matches scheduled to be played from 2 - 11 September. It will be for the very first time that Holland will be coming to India to play a Test series. Jon Holland has only played two Test matches in his life and taken five wickets in those matches.

"The way the series went (in Sri Lanka) was disappointing," he told cricket.com.au. "It's always hard when you're not winning and not performing.

"But I don't think I've got a point to prove to anyone else. It's just always good to work hard and challenge yourself by going over there and seeing if you can perform in those conditions against good players.

"It's going to be good to get over there (to India) and try and work out some plans that were brought up on the Sri Lankan trip and see if they work."

"The way the series went (in Sri Lanka) was disappointing," he told cricket.com.au. "It's always hard when you're not winning and not performing.

"But I don't think I've got a point to prove to anyone else. It's just always good to work hard and challenge yourself by going over there and seeing if you can perform in those conditions against good players.

"It's going to be good to get over there (to India) and try and work out some plans that were brought up on the Sri Lankan trip and see if they work."

"Obviously (Test selection) is going to be in the back of your mind," he said. "Playing for Australia is always the pinnacle and I'd love another opportunity.

"Nathan's obviously done a great job so the opportunities are pretty limited, particularly when they're playing in Australia.

"The opportunity will be there if I bowl well, but it's not the end of the world if I don't get another opportunity. I really enjoy playing for Victoria and I've had a great career.

"If it doesn't come about, it doesn't come about."

It will be really important for the left-arm orthodox to play his best cricket if he wants to make his place permanent in the national squad of Australia with Nathan Lyon and Ashton Agar.


By Kunal Kataria - 16 Jul, 2018

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