Lance Morris, a promising Australian fast bowler, believes that bowling on Indian surfaces during the Border-Gavaskar series will be “challenging,” but will also be a “great learning opportunity.” Australia, led by Pat Cummins, will kick up their Test and ODI tour of India on February 9 in Nagpur. The 24-year-old Morris, who is one of the 18-person Test squad, might make his series debut after narrowly missing out on a spot in Australia’s third and final Test against South Africa in Sydney.
“The feedback (of bowling pace in India) hasn’t been too great, to be honest,” Morris told SEN Radio on Tuesday. “There’s not a whole lot to look forward to; I’m not going to see the ball zipping through to the keeper and him taking it (in the gloves) fingers up. It sounds like it’s going to be a bit of a challenge, but it’ll be exciting nonetheless,” said the winner of the ‘Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year Award’ this year.
According to Morris, his own expectations for the trip were limited to learning to bowl on subcontinental surfaces while traveling with an experienced group. “We’ve got some great guys in the squad and a really experienced group now. It’s been good to have some training sessions learning from them.” “I don’t want to put too many expectations on myself. I just want to use this as a learning experience, I’ve never toured with cricket before so this will be my first overseas experience. It’s going to be a huge learning opportunity for me.”