'Fully baked' Hilfenhaus shrugs off suggestions over 'battle' for Gabba Test spot

Sydney, Nov. 2 (ANI): Test paceman Ben Hilfenhaus has shrugged off suggestions that he will have to battle for a spot in the Australian squad with Mitchell Starc and Nathan Lyon for next week's Gabba Test against South Africa.

Concerns have been raised that the Tasmanian swing bowler is underdone, as he has not played any long-form cricket for six months.

"The only thing that changes a little bit is you don't have to change too much up with the red ball, you try and bash a good length and that's basically it, that's the difference," the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Hilfenhaus, as saying.

"I've still been bowling. It's still a round ball, isn't it? It's just a different colour so not much changes there," he added.

Hilfenhaus said that he was satisfied with the amount of bowling he'd been doing in the nets and was ready for the five-day match against the world No.1 Proteas.

"I've been getting workloads up over the last couple of months so I've had plenty of bowling. It's probably more in the nets than matches at this point of time. I'm very comfortable with where I'm at," he said. (ANI)

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