I'm not going to change the way I play: Nic Maddinson

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Nic Maddinson
Nic Maddinson of Australia leaves the field after being dismissed. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Nic Maddinson has not been in the greatest of form in recent times, especially given the fact that he is now dropped from the Test squad while the likes of Matt Renshaw and others have made it big. However, despite this, Maddinson has indeed stated that he would not change his attacking approach to the game.

“I’m not going to change anything,” Maddinson said on Monday. “I’m just going to play the same way I was and still have the same mindset as what I did when I was playing those Tests. It’s more about shot selection at times more so than changing my game and needing a new technique or whatever.

He also added that his tantalizingly low strike-rate simply ceases to bother him. “I’m out there to score runs. If they come at a run-a-ball or come at striking at 30 (runs per 100 balls faced) it doesn’t bother me. I don’t know whether I was trying to convince myself I was ready or I actually believed it but I thought I was,” Maddinson said.

In spite of the fact that he is out of the side at the moment, Maddinson is seemingly under less pressure at the moment. “Still, you don’t know until you’re there and have to perform under that pressure. At the time I didn’t feel out of place being in Test cricket. When I was batting I felt comfortable, I wasn’t nervous or stressed about being up to the challenge. I thought I was adequate and had a few good opportunities to nail down a spot which I missed out so that was disappointing.

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He also went on to add that he would perform in the Shield in the matches to follow whilst stating that he certainly isn’t thinking about the Test team at the moment. “I might not have had a couple of scores in the Shield game before leading up to that Test but I still felt like once I was there I could perform there.”

“It is hard (getting dropped) but at the end of the day I’ve had my chance and couldn’t grab so it’s back to Shield cricket to score runs again.”

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