Faulkner looking to make comeback during World T20 match against West Indies

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“I have played a fair bit of cricket in the subcontinent and it is not too foreign to me”

Australia all-rounder James Faulkner is looking to make his international comeback when the baggy greens take on the West Indies, who are the defending champions, on March 28.

If Faulkner is selected, it will be the first time he will have played international cricket since undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on January 28.

“Everything has been on track so far,” Faulkner said. “It is now about going to training and getting through that session. I will train with the best of my ability and [will be] putting my case up for selection.

“Injuries are frustrating but I have had a good run in the last couple of years. It is good to be in a position now when everything is coming along and progressing as I would like.”

Faulkner believes that he can be a major asset to Australia throughout the tournament since he has played “a fair bit of cricket in the subcontinent”.

“I have played a fair bit of cricket in the subcontinent and it is not too foreign to me,” he said. “If I do slot in, it would be at seven or eight where I normally do and bowl in the positions where George [Bailey] wants to use me.

“There’s a little bit of water that has to go under the bridge for that to be the case. I have to get through training 100%. I am looking forward to the next [couple of] hours to see if I am playing or not. So it is exciting.”

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