Todd Murphy ‘trying to manage through heavy workload’ after eventful year. Australian off-spinner made his Test debut in February in a Test match against India in Nagpur.
Todd Murphy is now one of the most gifted spinners in Australian cricket. He had a good debut series in India earlier this year, picking up 14 wickets in four matches at an average of 25.21. He also took seven wickets at 25.86 in two Tests against England in the Ashes after Nathan Lyon ruled out with a calf injury.
The 23-year-old is attempting to adjust to the hectic pace that comes with being a member of the Australian setup. Murphy had to miss two Sheffield Shield matches for Victoria due to stiff shoulders, but he returned to bowl on November 29 with an eye on the Prime Minister’s XI vs Pakistan game next week in Canberra.
“It’s been a pretty big year and something I hadn’t been expose to. So it’s just been trying to manage myself through it. ” “There have been challenges with a few little niggles. I believe the shoulder is just another one of those. ” Murphy cited by ESPNcricinfo as saying.
Todd Murphy wants to be ready to seize his opportunity when it arrives
Murphy may have to warm the bench during Australia’s forthcoming three-match Test series against Pakistan since Nathan Lyon has returned from injury, but he wants to be ready when the opportunity arises.
“It’s one of those things where you always want to make sure you’re ready, but Nath’s been so durable that even going over to England, I probably didn’t have it in my mind that an opportunity would arise that would mean I’d get a game.” It was obviously very unfortunate to see him suffer an injury, but it perhaps emphasizes the necessity of having a group that is ready to play. “It’s really important for me to be in a position where, if that unfortunate happens again. – Fingers crossed it doesn’t – but if something does arise. I’m in a position where I can take it. ” Murphy said.
“In the future, it’s about putting myself in the best possible position for any opportunities that arise.” The intensity of both tours [India and the Ashes] was unprecedented for me. So being exposed to it early on will help me in the future, and it was a pleasure to be a part of that. ” Hopefully, I can build on that in a home summer, and if there is an opportunity, I’m set to go well. ” He added.
The first Test between Australia and Pakistan is planned for December 14-18 in Perth.