The swashbuckling opener, D’Arcy Short, who is the part of Australia A squad in India for the upcoming quadrangular series, hopes to make use of his Indian Premier League (IPL) experiences to counter subcontinent conditions.
Meanwhile, Short didn’t have a notable tournament as he struggled for runs in edition eleven of the IPL. However, he feels it was a learning curve for him as such conditions were new to him.
“The IPL definitely was a learning curve, especially since it didn’t go as well I as I would’ve liked it to,” D’Arcy Short said.
“Coming to India in the summer wasn’t intimidating, but it was a lot different than what I was used to for a long time. Now I have the opportunity of playing in these conditions again. Hopefully, I’ll put what I learned in the IPL into the upcoming games,” he added.
It was a learning curve with Australia side:
D’Arcy Short was a part of the Australian squads that toured England and Zimbabwe earlier this year. He revealed that these tours had helped him back himself in testing conditions.
“It was a great experience being a part of Australia’s squads for England and Zimbabwe. Obviously, the results went the other way, but we trained hard all the time. What I learned out of that is that you still back yourself, (even) in those conditions,” he revealed.
The southpaw is hopeful to apply all these learnings in the upcoming games. D’Arcy Short admitted that he had done enough hardwork to challenge the opponent bowlers.
The quadrangular series will be followed by a two-match series of four-day matches between Australia A and India A.
Predominantly, D’Arcy Short of Australia is a white-ball player might face some difficulties to tackle the red-ball.
“I don’t think it is much of a deviation from my natural game. The process is still the same: try and get your head towards the ball and be positive,” D’Arcy Short concluded.