Abbott says he's ready for Australia recall
SYDNEY Sixers all-rounder Sean Abbott is hoping a good Big Bash series will put him in the sights of Australian selectors for upcoming one-day and T20 internationals.
Abbott will line up for the Sixers against the Strikers tonight at the SCG.
He was the standout bowler in his team's loss to the Scorchers last week and says he is ready to get another shot in the shorter forms of the game after playing three Twenty20 internationals and one one-day international in the the UAE against Pakistan three years ago.
"I'd definitely be ready for it and I'd be up to it if selectors decided to go that way,” the 25-year-old said.
"All the guys playing for our country at the moment are playing some really good cricket so there's a lot of competition around.
"That's always in the back of your mind, everyone wants to play for their country and I had a taste of it a few years ago and I think about it quite a lot and it's somewhere I want to get back to.
"There's definitely a lot of hard work to do.”
Abbott's career suffered a setback in August last year when he broke his ankle.
While playing for the National Performance Squad, he suffered the injury when Cameron Bancroft drove the ball back down the pitch into his lower leg, leaving him in traction for several months.
"I was getting around on a little knee scooter and getting quite a lot of funny looks, especially when I was zooming around Bunnings and Woolies,” he said.
"You want to be playing cricket and the best way to improve is to get that experience and play more and more games.
"It gave me some time to work on things physically and have a think about my own game.
"While being out of the game hurts, there's always a way you can improve and I just made the best out a bad situation.”