Boland is back on the scene with its test debut last December. Australian selectors chose Boland over his Hazelwood for Joshy, who continues to recover from flank strain.
Scott Boland, last year’s Boxing Day Test hero, continues his place in Australia’s bowling attack as they face South Africa in the second Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground from Monday.
The fast bowler will be back on the scene in his debut at the Test last December. Australian selectors Josh, who continues to recover from flank strain, chose Boland over Hazelwood.
Captain Pat Cummins confirmed on Sunday that Australia would remain in the same XI as they beat the Proteas by six wickets in just two days in the first Test at Gabba in Brisbane.
“We gave Joshy every chance, but Joshy, more than anyone else, probably came to think he was a little underpowered,” Cummins said.
“Maybe it’s a sign of the guy that he himself thought ‘I’m not feeling well’ and was left out of the selection.” Boland has his 25 wickets averaged 10.36 in five tests. increase. Boland, 33, topped England’s batsman by six wickets in his MCG last year and conceded just seven on his debut to earn man of the match honors, helping Australia retain the Ashes. helped
Australia are looking to secure their first Test win in their home country against South Africa since 2005/06 by leading 2–0 at the MCG. The third test will take place in Sydney from January 4th.
Veteran opener David Warner became his 14th Australian to complete 100 Tests when he faced Protea. The left-hander hopes his milestone match will produce some runs in the red-ball format, as he has not won a Test Century since January 2020.
South Africa captain Dean Elgar confirmed at least one change to his side’s batting squad, but did not reveal who will or will not feature ahead of Monday’s draw at the MCG.
Elgar has hailed their pace attack as the best in the world, but South Africa have not put in enough runs to give the bowlers a realistic chance. They have surpassed 400 goals only once this year, against Bangladesh.
Their illness was highlighted in the first tests of the Gabba Green top.
‘The build-up in Brisbane was great. The guys hit very well for two weeks.’
“It was a bit of a problem that we were on the Gabba. The biggest thing for us, and trying to simplify things, was to make men aware of certain things they might have forgotten.Averages by the International Cricket Council.
Elgar said MCG’s field was firm as the weather improved in Melbourne, adding: “Hopefully it’s a thing of the past and never happens again.”