After a long wait in and around the national squads, Josh Inglis has been relishing the opportunity to play for Australia in the Dettol T20I series against Sri Lanka.
The 26-year-old made his international debut for the Aussies in the first T20 international of the series and will look to be a mainstay of the national side across formats in the future. Inglis top-scored for Australia in the second game of the series, hitting 48 runs.
“It was a tough wicket, it was one you had to hit the gaps, run hard and play good cricket shots,” Inglis said.
In a game that was full of drama, Steve Smith picked up a concussion attempting to save a boundary late in the game.
“We spoke to Smudge last night, yeah fingers crossed for Steve, hopefully he’s ok,” he said.
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Josh Inglis expects the third T20I to be much more batter friendly at Manuka Oval. After a difficult time batting at the SCG last night.
“We’ve played quite a bit of cricket here over the last couple of years, it’s a beautiful ground. It’s usually very good here, especially in the last couple of years, it’s getting better and better.
“If we’re going to get a big score anywhere its probably going to be here, the Sydney wicket was a bit two-paced, bit slow at times and quite hard to time the ball,” Inglis said.
The Western Australia has made himself right at home in the Australian side, relishing the opportunity to play at the highest level.
“I’m really enjoying it… I enjoy playing all forms, T20 is a lot of fun, especially when there’s high stakes games, and you’ve got good crowds, it’s so much fun,” he said.
The third game of the Dettol T20I series between Australia and Sri Lanka starts at 7:10 pm AEDT on Tuesday.