Sheldon Jackson slams a triple ton in TNCA 1st division league

Sheldon Jackson slams a triple ton in TNCA 1st division league

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Sheldon Jackson has scored the first triple century of the 2016/17 domestic season.  He made an unbeaten 303 for Globe Trotters Sports Club, owned by MRF, against United Friends Cricket Club in a four-day match that started on Monday (July 4) in Tamil Nadu’s first division league.

Sheldon Jackson was recently omitted from the India A tem was is scheduled to tour Australia. He was one of the ten big change made by the selectors.

It was only the 29-year-old’s second triple-century, the first having come way back in his Under-19 days.

“I obviously feel good, I feel a little more confident than when I was when I came here,” Jackson tells Wisden India after the knock. “In the last one-day and the T20 series that I played (in Chennai), I got one century in each format. But other than that, I was getting starts – 20s, 30s – and throwing it away.

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“I knew that if the full MRF team is available for selection, even though I’m a professional, it would have been tough for me to play straightaway. I was thinking that if I get a chance, I should get in and make use of it.”

This knock would certainly help him grab more attention and extend has chances of getting picked in the Tamil Nadu Premier League, for which he has put his name in as an outstation player.

“The conditions are basically the same – Saurashtra is almost as hot as here, Chennai is maybe slightly hotter,” he says when asked what he gains from playing in Chennai. “The wickets are similar too. The bowling quality, though, is much higher here. So, as a batsman, you’re challenged. No bowler here gives you easy runs. You have to milk your way through, you don’t get those easy boundaries and you have to really work for your runs. It’s the best way to prepare for the Ranji Trophy for any cricketer.”

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