It is nice to be
able to be among the wickets and progress to being figuring high in the Bowling
Efficiency on the Castrol Index. The ball came out of the hand pretty well the other
night in Colombo against Pakistan. To me it is always a good indication of how
things are progressing.
And to think that
some months ago, the only person who believed I could be back bowling was me.
When you analyse
Australia's last league game in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 against
Pakistan, it is clear that we didn’t score enough runs. Unfortunately, that
night in Colombo, we didn't do well enough to give ourselves the opportunity to
bowl with a score to defend. I think skipper Ricky Ponting echoed these
comments after the day's play.
In fact, I have been
happy with the way I have bowled throughout this tournament. In the first four
matches, I had four wickets and it would have been nice to have a few more. I
felt I was bowling okay and that the wickets would come. I have stayed patient,