As an ODI unit, 2016 has been a considerably good year for the Kangaroos. The year began with a five-match ODI series against India at home, which Steve Smith’s effervescent side won 4-1. In that series victory, Australia’s death bowling had a great impact as the Indian batsmen were restricted to chase -able totals despite getting off to flying starts in the first three games.
Making his debut in that series was pacer Scott Boland, who has now become a regular member of Australia’s ODI squad. After a 2-1 series loss to New Zealand away, the Kangaroos had a great time in the Caribbean as they lifted the tri-series after beating hosts West Indies in the final. With Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood around, the Australians are still on the lookout for someone reliable at the death, to complement the duo.
In a recent interaction, pacer Scott Boland admitted his eagerness to become that candidate. “I really want to try and nail down a spot, in the side and be someone they can rely on in the death overs to do a really good job, that’s what I’m looking forward to doing with the white ball and that really suits my game,” said Boland.
“I’ve got Australia A in a month’s time and then I’m not sure whether I’ll continue with Australia A or get the call for the Sri Lanka tour, hopefully, I’ll get selected for the limited-overs squad for Sri Lanka and have a few good games there. “If that isn’t the case then I’ll look forward to playing with some young guys against South Africa and India in the A Series,” Boland said about his upcoming assignment.
Emphasizing his will to further improve, the young seamer said, “I feel like I haven’t bowled my best yet whilst bowling for Australia, I want to keep working on my game while I have some time off and then if I do get a game I can bowl the way I know I can bowl.” “There are so many games for the fast bowlers to impress and it’s against some quality opposition, you won’t go unnoticed.”