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‘I am ready to go’ – Josh Inglis ahead of a potential debut in Ashes opener

Tim Paine taking an indefinite break from cricket has opened up a wicketkeeper spot in Australia’s XI.

Josh Inglis (Source: Twitter)

Australian Cricket has been shaken with Tim Paine’s off-field scandal over the last week or so. The man resigned as captain of the Test team and by the time, Cricket Australia named Pat Cummins at the helm, Paine opted out of Ashes citing mental health issues. The selectors are left with picking a debutant for the position.

Josh Inglis and Alex Carey are the two options for Australia to ponder upon. Inglis, meanwhile, has opened up on the possibility of making his debut at the Gabba and has said that he is ready to go in case the opportunity knocks his door. He was the part of the T20 World Cup squad of Australia that won its maiden title in the UAE earlier this month.

However, he didn’t get a chance in any of the games with Matthew Wade doing a great job. But Inglis insists that he trained well during that period and is more confident than ever of his game.

“I wasn’t able to force my way into the team (for the World Cup) but other than that I’ve been training really well, hitting the ball really nicely. I’m feeling really confident about my game at the moment so, given the opportunity I feel like I can do a good job. I’ve faced plenty of red balls. I’m ready to go,” he said according to ICC’s official website.

Josh Inglis has been on the radar of Australia’s selectors for quite some time especially after averaging 73 in the last Sheffield Shield season for Western Australia.

“Last (domestic) season was obviously a standout season for myself, and it’s probably the first really good season I’ve had. Being involved in these squads is probably just off the back of that and it’s quite crazy to think how far I’ve come in a short space of time, but it’s really exciting for myself,” Inglis added.

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