For some individuals, the incentive to perform better gets elevated when the situation is rigorously tough. This has been the precise case of Australian all-rounder James Faulkner, for whom the recent past has barely been an easy ride. As Australia gave their best shot on the shores of the Caribbean in the tri-series, Faulkner was a casualty of a strict selection mechanism. The Melbourne star was axed from the side and replaced midway.


Making a comeback to the ODI setup in the first ODI against Sri Lanka, the left arm pacer made a hard-hitting statement as he took four crucial wickets. Due to Faulkner’s strikes, the Sri Lankans were restricted to a below par total, which was eventually chased down by Australia.


After being named the Man of the Match, Faulkner admitted that he was glad to do well. “My first time in Sri Lanka,” he mentioned. “It was a tough wicket to bat on.. Very good bowling performances. Some nerves at the end but it was a great chase,” said a delighted Faulkner.


Earlier in the day, all rounder had acknowledged the motive to constantly change his pace in the subcontinent. “For bowling, it’s about changing my pace and changing my lengths and making it hard to score depending on the dynamics of the ground. So we’ll see on the circumstances of the game as well,” he mentioned.


While speaking about his time away from the game, the star all-rounder mentioned, “I spent last month getting some strength back in my body so a little bit of a mixture of everything.” “A bit of variation in my bowling, and I’m trying to hit a few different areas with my batting – more so against spin. This series hasn’t started yet, but we’ll see if it all pays off.”



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