Out-of-favour Australia all-rounder James Faulkner has not given up on his hopes of making a return for Tasmania state cricket, saying he wants to play for as long as he can. This comes after James Faulkner was omitted from the contract list of the Tasmania cricket players for 2020-21 season.
James Faulkner: I’m still available to play, I’m still training
James Faulkner being omitted from the contract list raised a few eyebrows. Although, he has said that, his main aim is to keep on playing for the Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League (BBL), he also wants to make a come back in one-day cricket for Tasmania.
“I’m still available to play, I’m still training, I’m still on the Zoom calls with the squad and the team chats,” Faulkner told cricket.com.au this week.
“Obviously I want to play for as long as I can,” he said. “Throughout last season I was speaking to Griffo (Tasmania’s head of high-performance Adam Griffith) and Wadey (state captain Matthew Wade) about what I was potentially going to do, what the plan could be, that maybe I don’t sign but still play.”
Faulkner has played in 63 first-class matches, scoring at an average over 30 and picking up 192 wickets at an average of 24.78.