Australian Cricket Selectors Finally Get Something Right In Bold Move
In a summer marred by puzzling cricket selections in the men’s cricket team, Australian selectors might finally have gotten something right.
Reports this Monday morning have emerged that 25-year-old NSW batsman Kurtis Patterson has been rushed into the Test squad for the first of two Tests against Sri Lanka, starting at the Gabba this Thursday.
The left-hander has been in good touch all season, and put together two unbeaten centuries for a Cricket Australia XI against the touring Sri Lankans in Hobart last week -- scoring 102 not out and 157 not out.
Bizarrely, the Test squad was named before that match, meaning anyone outside the Test squad who performed well was assumed to have no chance of forcing their way into the team.
But after Test squad members Joe Burns and Matthew Renshaw -- at least one of whom was likely to play -- both failed in both innings, selectors went against protocol and added Patterson.
It now appears certain he will earn his debut baggy green cap for the day-night Test.