D'Arcy Short keen to bring his IPL experience into use for Australia A's upcoming tour to India

Short is a part of the Australia A squad which will be touring India later this year.

Short played for the Royals  in IPL 2018. (IANS)

D'Arcy Short who will be a part of Australia A squad when they tour India later this year is hoping to bring his IPL experience into use when his players are challenged by the subcontinental conditions. 

Short was a part of the Rajasthan Royals in this year's IPL said that his IPL stint with the Royals will help him stand in a good stead for the series. 

"The IPL (Indian Premier League) definitely was a learning curve, especially since it didn't go as well I as I would've liked it to," said the left-handed batsman. 

"Coming to India in the summer wasn't intimidating, but it was a lot different than what I was used to for a long time. Now I have the opportunity of playing in these conditions again. Hopefully, I'll put what I learned in the IPL into the upcoming games."

Short was a part of the Australian squads that toured England and Zimbabwe earlier this year, and revealed that the time he spent with the senior team has helped him back himself in testing conditions. 

"It was a great experience being a part of Australia's squads for England and Zimbabwe. Obviously, the results went the other way, but we trained hard all the time. What I learned out of that is that you still back yourself, (even) in those conditions," he revealed. 

"I look to apply the same in the upcoming games. I know they (opposition bowlers) are going to come with plans, but hopefully, I've done enough work to put myself in a position to take on the challenge."

Australia A will play two four day games against India A which means that Short will have to adjust to playing the red ball after getting into the Australian team as a white ball specialist. 

On the same, he said as he concluded  "I don't think it is much of a deviation from my natural game. The process is still the same: try and get your head towards the ball and be positive". 

(With ICC Inputs)


By Anshuman Roy - 18 Aug, 2018

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