Moises Henriques reflects on leading New South Wales to Sheffield Shield glory
Updated - Nov 8, 2016 8:44 am
With one eye on the trail back to the Australian team, New South Wales all-rounder Moises Henriques has taken into his new captaincy role in the domestic circuit by leading his side to an impressive win in the Sheffield Shield. Henriques however, has not had the best of outings in recent times.
This is rather understandable given the fact that a majority of the matches he has featured in for Australia have come in the subcontinent wherein the conditions have expected him to face a baptism of spin time and time again. More recently, Henriques was a part of the Australian squad that was handed a royal thrashing at the hands of Sri Lanka in the latter’s backyard wherein they lost out their world number one ranking.
Speaking about the same, Henriques added that he was not the one to wait for someone to tell him what he needs to do to improve himself in the game. “They didn’t say what I needed to do, but there’s only a couple of things I can do, and that’s bowl better or bat better. It’s pretty simple,” Henriques said.
“To be completely frank, if you need an explanation, you’re playing the wrong game. You always know what you need to do as a cricketer – win games of cricket and do as well as you can with either bat or ball and in the field as well.
Moises Henriques also added that all he could do was try and improve himself as a cricketer. “All I can do is try and improve as a cricketer, try and get better, score more runs, take more wickets, worry about how I’m doing it in the process rather than actually trying to get picked.”
“I don’t really think about it too much. I’m trying to win games of cricket for NSW,” he said.
“Probably being captain of the side takes over the thoughts, rather than what I need to do individually. Just making sure that we’re winning games is my first priority.”
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