Australia’s player Ashleigh Gardner is looking forward to play in her maiden Test when the Aussies are set to play the one off Test against the English side in Ashes Series. Although she was a part of the selected team for Ashes series in 2017 but could not make it to the Playing XI then as the team opted to pick an extra seamer.
Now after exactly two years later she is quiet hopeful of earning her maiden Test cap. She said, “I’ve had plenty of time to think about what I could have done better to have debuted. Speaking to coaches and things like that, hopefully I’m not too far away from being in that Test match team (this time).”
“It (Test Cricket) only comes around once every two years and only eleven people can play which is quite hard but it’s a professional sport at the end of the day. You have to prove to the people that select these teams that I can do it and I am willing to adapt the way that I play to be in that team,” she added.
Gardner stands to become just the third Indigenous player, and the second female, to wear the Baggy Green if she is selected for the Test match this July.
“Receiving a Baggy Green would be a dream come true,” she said. “Playing for your country is one dream I’ve been successful in doing, but receiving my Baggy Green would just be the cherry on top and it’s something that I would cherish forever.”
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