MELBOURNE: Leg Spinner Mitchell Swepson hopes his experience of bowling in sub-continental conditions will be taken into account when Australia coaches choose the team for the Indian tour.
The 29-year-old, who first traveled to India as part of the Australian squad in 2017, took eight wickets in two Tests in Sri Lanka, while taking two wickets in Pakistan.
“One thing that I’m probably a little bit over (my rivals) on is that I’ve now played four Test matches and the experience coming from Pakistan and Sri Lanka will probably stand me in good stead in that conversation. selection,” Swepson told cricket.co.au.
“They were pretty happy, I think, with the way I played in Sri Lanka, which is our last round of testing, so taking inspiration from that, I’m quietly confident I’d be in the conversation at least ( of selection), and I definitely want to be part of this tour, there’s no doubt.”
Swepson was selected as the third spinner for the 2017 India tour, which Australia ultimately lost 2-1.
He had just 14 first-class appearances then and at 23, he used his time in India to gather information from Nathan Lyon and Steve O’Keefe.
“It feels like a long time ago, and it almost feels like a looping moment with this upcoming tour,” Swepson said.
“I was just a huge sponge on this tour, I just experienced touring with the Aussie team and learned little bits in the practice sessions, and I just got to rubbing shoulders with guys that I really looked up to at the time. I didn’t say much about that tour, I remember.
“I remember that first test in Pune, a massive win, (O’Keefe) winning 12 for the match, and the feeling after that first test match, it would be amazing to be able to replicate that six years later, and to make one further and try to win the series.”



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