Chris Tremain is making his debut in ODI’s for Australia in the upcoming ODI series against South Africa.
“I can’t wait, it’s going to be amazing,” Tremain reacted, ecstatic about his elevation in the Australian squad.
He has been given the chance, as an injury-hit Aussies are desperately trying their best to save the match by experimenting with an inexperienced 14-member squad.
“It’s a great honour to play for your country,”‘ he said.
“I understand that I’m here because there’s a few blokes being rested, there’s a few blokes injured and the opportunity has arisen not just for me, but for two other uncapped fast bowlers (Mennie and Worrall).
“I’ve grown up watching these great tussles between Australia and South Africa and it’s something that came to mind as soon as the selection phone call came through, that this is going to be a great tour, he told Cricbuzz.com.
Obviously youth with talents and enthusiasm were given the berth, say commentators. But, this Victorian is ready to make best out this opportunity, as the home team will take South Africa’s well-experienced team in next few weeks.
He will be seen in Sunday’s game against Ireland tonight and later in a warm-up five-match series against the Proteas on Friday night at local time.
“A really hard-fought tour and something that I’m going to remember for a long time. “So I think we’re all in the same boat and when we do get our opportunity, we’re going to take it with both hands.”
Along with his Joe Mennie and Daniel Worrall, he will make international debut. The trio haven’t set records in their domestic one-day cricket matches. Together, they managed to take 10 wickets at an average of 49 during last season’s Matador Cup.
They have taken only 53 wickets so far at an average of 37, and le Tremain actually struggling to get wickets for his home team, and took only two after 2012 at an average of 83.50.
But, Tremain is still going to be a lead attack bowler for the team, and may get the company of Victorians John Hastings and Scott Boland.
While he realises he is only there because of others being absent, he is determined to prove he is in South Africa on merit.