Speedy West Australian quick bowler Lance Morris is an enormous step nearer to Take a look at choice after being flown to Adelaide to hitch the Australian squad forward of the second conflict with the West Indies.
An damage cloud over captain Pat Cummins, who stated he rated his possibilities of being match for the second Take a look at as “fairly good” after struggling a small thigh pressure, and large workloads for frontline quicks Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc moved selectors to name for reinforcements.
Queensland fast Michael Neser, who performed his solely Take a look at in Adelaide final 12 months, will even be part of the squad, with Boxing Day hero Scott Boland already with the group and subsequent in line to play ought to a substitute be wanted.
However Morris, who frequently clocks greater than 150km/h for WA, now looms as a range choice.
Cummins didn’t bowl any of the 110 overs Australia despatched down within the second innings of the 164-run first-Take a look at win, with Hazlewood and Starc bowling 45 on prime of their 43 overs within the opening innings.
However the captain was hopeful of taking his place.
“We’re simply working by way of now whether or not we herald a few different individuals simply as cowl over the subsequent couple of days,” Cummins stated.
“It‘s only a small pressure, so usually a couple of one-weeker, however when you bowl and make it worse it may possibly make it longer.
“The physio is likely to be much less optimistic, however I believe I‘ll be high quality.”
Morris, 24, has jumped to the highest of the wicket-takers’ checklist for this 12 months’s Sheffield Defend with 27 scalps at a mean of simply over 18, together with match figures of 9-82 towards NSW early within the season.
He’s three forward of Neser, who has 24 wickets and run rampant by way of the primary half of the season with Queensland teammate Mark Steketee. The dynamic duo has snared 49 wickets.
The second Take a look at towards the West Indies begins on Thursday