Cricket

Worrall ready for Proteas challenge

2016-09-06 22:33
Daniel Worrall (Getty)

 Sydney - South Australia quick Daniel Worrall insists he is ready to make the step up to ODI cricket against arch-rivals the Proteas.

Worrall is one of three uncapped seamers in the Australian squad as pace kingpins Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc have been rested for the ODI safari.

The 25-year-old said at a media event: "It's very exciting. It's come out of nowhere really.

 "I wasn't meant to be playing the Aussie A one-day series but I feel like I've bowled OK and earned a spot along with Joe Mennie and Chris Tremain.

"(Last summer) was a breakout year, you could say.

"I had more opportunities than in the past and managed to stay on the park, which is the main thing, as we've seen with fast bowlers around the country.

"Bowling in tandem with Joe Mennie and Chadd Sayers was a good learning experience and it's held me in good stead."

The Redbacks seamer may have jumped the queue somewhat in his rapid rise to the national team squad, but believes he is ready to face South Africa.

He continued: "(National selection) may have come a bit earlier than what I would've forecast, but it's a great opportunity and I suppose what defines you as a cricketer is what you do with those opportunities.

"So I'll be looking to make an impact in South Africa and I'm sure the other blokes in the squad are thinking the same.

"(De Villiers and Amla are) a couple of decent players, yeah.

"To be honest I haven't had too much time to think about what's going to happen next; I've been overwhelmed in the last couple of days with the support from friends and family, and guys I haven't spoken to in years.

"That time will come when we're sitting around the table and doing some video analysis, but I'm sure we've all seen enough of those big dogs in South Africa."

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