‘Realistic’ Sean Abbott is giving most of Australia the opportunity to improve. Abbott’s all-round performance helped Australia defeat West Indies by 83 runs.
Sean Abbott, the hero of Australia’s second one-day international against the West Indies at the legendary Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), has declared that he has no plans to miss any future games for Australia. The bowler wants to play the final ODI in Canberra on February 6 since he knows how difficult it is for him to secure a spot in the team.
The 31-year-old had an all-around performance at the SCG. He made 69 runs off 63 deliveries while batting down the order, rescuing Australia from 167 for 7. His knock propelled the Steven Smith-led team to a competitive total of 258 runs. The bowling all-rounder demonstrated his bowling brilliance once more, finishing with great figures of 3/40 to help Australia restrict the Windies to 175 in 43.3 overs.
The hosts triumphed by 83 runs and went on to win the series, having already won the first game.
“I do not want to skip any games. Obviously, it’s a tight turnaround, but that’s part of playing cricket for your country right now.I don’t want to give up a game. There are a few men resting tonight, like as Patty [Cummins] and Starcy, so it’s a difficult team to join and much more difficult to remain on. “I will not give up my spot for a rest if I can help it,” Abbott told ESPNcricinfo.
Abbott is aware that Australia has viable pace options, despite the fact that his batting will improve the team’s performance. He also mentioned that he is taking this opportunity to improve his play and secure his spot in the squad.
“I’m fairly realistic. I know how talented some of the players have been, as well as the next players. I take it as an opportunity to continue trying to improve, and if I’m not playing, I believe it will help them improve since I’m pushing them to do so.
“If you’re not getting picked because other players are playing so well, the greatest thing you can do is keep going out there and performing and improving. I can accept that; if guys are playing well, that’s OK with me, but I’ll do everything I can to get their spot. At the same time, I’m aware that we currently have a very talented pool of fast bowlers,” he said.