Putting in every last effort to get ready for India: Specifically: Lance Morris
In anticipation of his first international tour outside of his native country, fast bowler Lance Morris is doing “absolutely everything” to prepare for the Border-Gavaskar Test series in India.
As fast bowler Mitchell Starc is out with a tendon injury in his left index finger, 24-year-old Western Australian fast bowler Morris will be in the running to make his Test debut in Nagpur.
I’m doing everything I can to be as prepared as possible,” Morris stated. To be completely forthright, it is my greatest shot at playing abroad. What transpires, we shall see. It will be a great learning experience for me, considering this is my first foreign cricket tour.
Morris, the Sheffield Shield’s leading wicket-taker this season with an average of over 25, got to hang out with the rest of the Australian team during their home Test series against South Africa. It feels good to be competing again. It’s fantastic to be out in the middle and bowling to some of the top batsmen in the game right now after spending the previous four or five weeks bowling to the back of the net.
The quick bowler is now playing for the Perth Scorchers in order to rack up the necessary overs in order to be physically prepared for the grueling conditions on Indian surfaces. When asked about his BBL strategy, Morris responded, “If I’m playing, then I’ll bowl my four overs in and try to get a few more in on top, either before or after the game.” In the event that I am not actively participating in the game, you can find me practicing behind the nets.
Morris, who is also known as the “Wild Thing” in Australian cricket circles, explained the origins of that moniker. What Morris meant by saying, “I’ve probably simply come to grips with it,” was that he had accepted the reality. At first, I resisted it, which only made it more tenacious. Evidently, Shaun Tait has handed off the torch. Count us in.
It has been around for quite some time. To me, it’s all background noise. This phenomenon has its origins at the WA level. It’s become a permanent part of my life. I’m relieved that there seems to be some interest. This is a fairly neat thing to witness. Really, all I want to do is get out there and bowl well.