Moises Henriques hopes of making a comeback
Published - May 20, 2016 11:53 am | Updated - May 20, 2016 11:53 am
Australia cricketer Moises Henriques, who had played his last international match on January 2015, is hoping to make a comeback into the national squad.
“All I can do is try and become a better cricketer. As long as I am improving as a cricketer then selection might come my way. All I am trying to do is win games. If selection comes from that so be it.”
More than a year back, he played his last international match, which was an ODI against England at Hobart. Henriques made an impressive start to Test cricket, scoring 68 and 81 not out against India, but he failed to impress in the next two matches, which saw his way out of the test team.
“Bowling wise, hitting the length I want to hit more often and working on a few different variations and learning about decision making on the cricket field,” he said.
“Every time we play a game of cricket we are asked to make decisions on the field. A lot of the times it’s actually making the best decisions.
“It’s not always about having the most skills or having the most talent, it’s about outsmarting the opposition.”
The 29-year-old bowling all-rounder is currently playing for the IPL franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Henriques had so far featured all the 12 matches the franchise had played this season, and he has bagged 10 wickets and has scored 107 runs.
Moises Henriques represented Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Daredevils and Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2009, 2010 and 2013 seasons of the IPL, and from 2014, he was a key component of the Sunrisers squad, who are the current table toppers.
Henriques also praised the SRH skipper and his countryman, David Warner, on the way he leads the side. “I find it very comfortable as a bowler to play under him. He lets the bowler have the field that he wants.
“He’s quite relaxed on the cricket field. He’s been very good. I have really enjoyed my time under him.”
“Outside cricket we go back for almost 20 years now and since 10 or 11 years of age we have been playing cricket together,” Henriques said about Warner, who has also been in prime form for SRH at the top of the order.