Michael Neser debut a possibility says Michael Kasprowicz


Former Australian fast bowler Michael Kasprowicz says he wouldn’t be surprised if selectors hand Michael Neser a Test debut as the Aussies prepare for the series finale against India in Brisbane on Friday.

With the series locked at 1-1, the Border-Gavaskar trophy is up for grabs after India forced a draw during the SCG Test.

After James Pattinson was forced to stay in Victoria due to a rib injury, Neser is expected to earn his Test debut should a member of the current bowling attack miss the final Test.

Australian Test captain Tim Paine did confirm earlier that he expects the attack of Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc to all be available for selection.

“They know they have a rest after the Gabba,” he said.

“They enjoy bowling there. It’s a bit easier on the body, seeing the ball fly through.

“They’ll be fine to go.”

However, Kasprowicz revealed it wouldn’t come as a shock if Neser, who plays for Queensland at domestic level, earns a shock call-up to the side.

“I’ve got a funny feeling we might see Michael Neser debut at the Gabba. That’s his home ground,” he told Wide World of Sports Radio.

“With the Australian bowlers and the fast turn around, and given just how important this Test is, I think maybe some fresh legs might help.

“It’s his home ground. He has had huge success here. He swings the ball and the conditions suit.

“I think that would be a very good thing to see.”

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