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Former Australia pace bowler Shaun Tait has revealed that he wants to represent South Australia in a few matches during the upcoming Matador BBQ’s One-Day Cup.
Tait, who retired from international cricket after the 2011 World Cup, is eager to play in Australia’s domestic 50-over tournament for the first time since 2010-11.
While Tait will continue to be known as a Twenty20 specialist, he noted that he will make himself available for up to four matches in the Matador BBQ’s One-Day Cup, which gets underway at the beginning of October.
“I was playing T20 cricket and I thought in a couple of years if I’m retired, would I regret anything?” Tait told the Advertiser. “The only thing I could think of was not having some success with South Australia.
“It’s been a while since I’ve been really determined to do something in cricket and this is one of them. I’m determined to play for South Australia and be successful, because I think the state needs it as well.”
Tait also hinted that if his 50-over stint with South Australia goes well, he may consider making his international comeback in an attempt to represent Australia in the 2015 World Cup.
“I suppose if everything is going well, if my body is going well and I’m bowling 155kph and taking wickets, why not? But it might not go that way,” Tait said. “Cricket Australia have got their group of players who are pretty good at the moment, the attack against Zimbabwe on Monday night was very good, Johnson, Starc, Richardson and there’s probably five other blokes in the wings.
“So they might go down a completely different path even if I am doing well. But if everything was going well, and they came to me and said ‘We’ve got a couple of injuries, come and play’ — brilliant, I’d love to.”