D’Arcy Short reveals one of his ultimate goals

D'Arcy Short Australia Test cricket

D’Arcy Short: “It’s definitely a goal to play Test cricket, that’s for sure”

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Following an incredible showing in the Big Bash League (BBL) with the Hobart Hurricanes, D’Arcy Short has revealed that he is determined to represent Australia in Test cricket.

Short became a household name with his incredible performances with the bat and finished as the top-scorer in the BBL with 572 runs in 11 matches at an average of 57.20.

However, his side fell short of winning the tournament as they were beaten by the Adelaide Strikers in the final.

Despite a disappointing end to a brilliant BBL campaign, Short admitted that it has been an enjoyable couple of months.

“It’s been a rollercoaster two months, really,” Short was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo. “But definitely the last 24 hours have been out of control and definitely one I’ll remember, that’s for sure.

“It’s definitely beyond what I thought. I just wanted to be consistent really and always contribute to the team and hopefully get us off to a good start and get us into a winning position. That’s all I was trying to do every game and it worked out.”

Short will now continue playing for Australia in the T20 tri-series, which also involves England and New Zealand.

While Short made his international debut in Australia’s victory over New Zealand, he insisted that he is eager to prove that he has what it takes to play the longer format of the game.

“Look I’m just going one step at a time at the moment,” the 27-year-old said. “I’ll play this Aussie series and hopefully go on and aspire to play Test cricket and move on from there. But it’s definitely a goal to play Test cricket, that’s for sure.

“I was playing Shield cricket before the BBL started as a bowler. Hopefully I can go back and play as a batter as well as bowling.

“I’ll just have to wait and see when I go back after two or three games with the Aussie stuff at the back end of February and go from there but hopefully I’m playing.

“I’d like to bat top six if I could but I’ll bat anywhere at the moment, as long as I’m playing.”

Hurricanes captain George Bailey sees no reason why Short cannot play Test cricket, and even believes that he has the useful ability to shift into different gears.

“Absolutely. I think what you’re seeing with all these young guys is that technically they’re all fine, it’s as much a mindset as anything,” Bailey said. “That ability to change your mindset and your tempo when you go through the different formats. I think that took Davey a little time to work out but the best players across all formats, their biggest skill is their ability to change tempo, change their mindset and D’Arcy’s got that.

“In four-day cricket he’s probably still trying to find it a little bit, but if he gets an extended run in a four-day team he’ll be phenomenal.”

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