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Leg spinner Mitchell Swepson is hoping that when Australian selectors choose the side for the India tour, they would take into account his expertise in bowling in sub-continental conditions.

Swepson was chosen as the third spinner for Australia’s 2017 India tour, which ended with a 2-1 loss.

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Mitchell Swepson, a leg spinner, is optimistic that his experience bowling in sub-co The 29-year-old, who made his first trip to India in 2017 with the Australian team, grabbed eight wickets in two Test matches in Sri Lanka and two in Pakistan.

“One thing that I probably have an advantage over (my competitors) is that I’ve now played four Test matches, and that experience coming out of both Pakistan and Sri Lanka will probably hold me in good stead in that selection conversation,” Swepson was quoted as saying by cricket.co.au.

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“They were very happy, I think, with how I bowled in Sri Lanka, which was our previous Test series, so I’m quietly confident that I’d be in the (selection) conversation at the very least, and I certainly want to be a part of that tour, there’s no doubt about that,” Swepson added.

“I was just a massive sponge on that tour”: Mitchell Swepson

Mitchell Swepson, who had played in just 14 first-class games at the time, utilized his time in India as a 23-year-old to interview players like Nathan Lyon and Steve O’Keefe for information.

“It seems like a long time ago, and this tour feels like a bit of a full-circle moment,” Swepson said.

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“On that tour, I was just a huge sponge, just experiencing touring with the Australian squad and learning small bits and pieces at training sessions, and just getting to rub shoulders with men who I really looked up to at the time.” I don’t recall saying anything on that tour” Mitchell Swepson Added.

Australia will visit India in February or March of next year for a four-match series for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

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