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D’Arcy Short has expressed his desire to keep hold of the opening spot in Australia’s Twenty20 side following his international debut.
Short became a household name after his performances in the Big Bash League (BBL), where he accumulated 572 runs in 11 matches for the Hobart Hurricanes at an average of 57.20.
With the 27-year-old breaking the record for the most runs scored in a BBL season, he was catapulted into Australia’s Twenty20 squad for the T20 tri-series, which also includes England and New Zealand.
However, while he only made four runs against New Zealand, he is hoping to get another chance to open the batting with stand-in captain David Warner.
It is likely that Short’s wish will be granted as Warner’s regular opening partner, Aaron Finch, is still struggling with a hamstring injury and has been listed as doubtful for the match against England on February 7 in Hobart.
“I’m still trying to adjust to international cricket but I definitely have confidence in what I’ve done out here throughout the last couple of weeks,” Short was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au. “I think any form of cricket you have to be adaptable and have to bat anywhere in the order, or even bowl anywhere in the order.
“Hopefully I’m opening again because I like batting there. We’ll see what happens.”
Short added that he will seek some advice from Warner about making the jump from limited overs cricket to having a highly successful career in Test cricket.
This comes after Short himself admitted that one of his ultimate goals is to represent Australia in the longest format.
“I will try and pick his brains in terms of how he went from (success in) the short form to the long form,” Short said. “It’s definitely something that I’ll try to sit down with him and have a chat about.”