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
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
"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,
"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
"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."