Subsequent to having an opportunity to play for Mumbai Indians in the late finished 2022 season of the Indian Premier League, young South African hitter Tristan Stubbs is presently eager to play for South Africa in the impending five-match T20I series against India that begins on Thursday (June 9) in Delhi.
The 21-year-old Stubbs was chosen as a replacement player for injured English fast bowler Tymal Mills and made his introduction for the record champions against Chennai Super Kings on May 12, however, had an unfortunate debut as he was sent back to the pavilion for a two-ball duck.
He held his place for the side’s next game too, against Sunrisers Hyderabad, yet could simply make two runs and was then dropped from the playing eleven.
Playing India In India Best Opportunity To Test Myself: Tristan Stubbs
Be that as it may, in spite of his unfortunate show for the Rohit Sharma-drove side in his first IPL season, the youngster was chosen in the 16-men Proteas squad for the T20I series against India.
He is presently anxious to put his cricketing abilities and IPL learnings to test against the KL Rahul-drove side other than partaking in the experience of being in the South African team.
“It has been a crazy few months and getting the call-up to the Proteas was amazing and I am really happy to get this chance. You always want to play against the best to test yourself, so playing against India in India is the best opportunity to test myself against the best and show what I can do.”
“I don’t want to look too far ahead, but I just want to make sure I take this opportunity that I have been given and make the most of it, and if I do that, the rest can take care of itself. I just want to try and enjoy this experience as much as possible,” Stubbs was quoted as saying by Supersport.
Stubbs progressed into the South African team on the rear of his great exhibition for Warriors in the CSA T20 Challenge, where he scored 293 runs at an average of 48.83 and a strike rate of 183.12.
The Whole Setup Of The IPL Really Open Yours Eyes: Tristan Stubbs
He was called up by MI when he was addressing South Africa A against Zimbabwe and said that he was grateful to the point that he got the chance to play in the IPL and communicated his desire to be back in the competition next season.
“It was very cool to be a part of it and I am so thankful that I got that opportunity because I got a lot out of that experience as well. It was awesome to learn from guys like (Kieron) Pollard, Rohit Sharma and coach Mahela Jayawardene.
“I tried to get as much as I could out of it. The whole setup of the IPL really opens your eyes and to go back there would be awesome,” he added.
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