Australian Mitchell Swepson said he did not adapt quickly enough to conditions in Pakistan when he made his test debut in March. After five years on the sidelines, Swepson made his debut in the second game of Pakistan’s three-Test series which Australia won 1-0.
He picked up two wickets in the first innings but came away empty-handed from the next three, struggling on the flat grounds of Karachi and Lahore. Australia will play their two Tests against Sri Lanka in a traditionally rotation-friendly Galle but Swepson said he would not take anything for granted.
“One thing I learned from Pakistan is that you can have your assumptions about the conditions, but ultimately when you hit the ground you have to be able to adapt,” he said. declared to a Cricket Australia website (www.cricket.com). .au) on Friday. “I knew it was going to be tough, tough cricket, but I think I was still surprised at how tough it really was…
“I think if I had adapted a bit quicker it could have been a different story.” The 28-year-old said he learned the value of patience and consistency and wanted to improve in Sri Lanka.
“So my preparation for Sri Lanka is, yes, we have our assumptions that it’s probably going to turn out, but it’s going to be important to be able to adapt to the race and figure out what pace and form to play with. so I hit the ground running.” Australia are due to play three Twenty20 matches in Sri Lanka from June 7, followed by five one-day internationals and two Tests.
Team Australia have raised concerns about the tour with the island nation in the midst of an economic crisis, but will support the decision to go ahead with the visit, Cricket Australia CEO Todd Greenberg has said.
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