Former Australian fast melon Michael Kasprowicz says he wouldn’t be surprised if selectors give Michael Neser a tryout start as The Australians prepare for the series final against India in Brisbane on Friday.
With the series locked at 1-1, the Border-Gavaskar Trophy is up for grabs after India forced a draw in the SCG test.
After James Pattinson was forced to stay in Victoria due to a rib injury, Neser should earn his test debut if a member of the current bowling attack fails the final test.
Australian Test captain Tim Paine has confirmed earlier that he expects attacking Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc to all be available for selection.
“They know they are resting after the Gabba,” he said.
“They like to go bowling there. It’s a little easier for the body to see the ball fly through.
“They will be fine.”
However, Kasprowicz revealed it wouldn’t come as a shock if Neser, who plays for Queensland at the national level, wins a shock appeal to the side.
“I have a funny feeling that we could see Michael Neser making his Gabba debut. This is his homeland,” he said. Wide World of Sports Radio.
“With the Australian bowlers and the quick turn, and given how important this test is, I think a few fresh legs might help.
“It’s his home ground. He’s had huge success here. He’s swinging the ball and the conditions are right for him.”
“I think that would be a very good thing to see.”
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