Fast Australian bowler Lance Morris aims for Test debut in India with Mitchell Starc out injured

“I’m doing absolutely everything to be as ready as possible,” Morris told reporters. “If we’re being honest, that’s probably my best chance to play over there. Lets see what happens.

“It’s nice to be back in competition. I bowled to the end of the net there for probably four or five weeks, so it’s nice to be out there in the middle and playing against some of the best batters out there right now.

“I’m really excited to go away. It’s my first foreign tour in a cricket sense. To be honest it will be a huge learning experience for me.”

In the first Test of the 2013 series in India, Australia scored 380 in their first innings in Chennai before James Pattinson’s run against the home side’s top order.

Pattinson threw all three top batsmen at Murali Vijay, Virender Sehwag and Cheteshwar Pujara before finishing with innings numbers of 5-96.

Although Australia lost the test, it showed that the spin on the subcontinent does not always dominate.

Lance Morris sends one down for the Perth Scorchers.

Lance Morris sends one down for the Perth Scorchers.Credit:Getty

Morris makes sure he throws enough balls in the back end of the BBL season when workloads are limited.

“When I play [BBL], then I throw in my four overs and try to win a few more either before or after the game,” Morris said. “If I’m on the sidelines then I’m going to come out the back of the nets and just make sure I have the numbers under my belt.”


As for the “Wild Thing” nickname, Morris noted that former Australian bowler Shaun Tait was happy to pass on the nickname he wore throughout his career. Morris has learned that the more you fight it, the harder it is to shake.

“I probably just got used to it,” Morris said. “At first I struggled a bit so that it stuck even more firmly. I saw that Shaun Tait seems to have passed the baton. we will take it

“It’s been around for a while. For me it’s just white noise. It’s also at the WA level, that’s where it started. I’m stuck with this now. I’m glad there’s a little excitement. It’s pretty cool to see. I’m just looking forward to getting out there and bowling fast.”

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