Rookie Oz leggie Boyce 'licking lips' over possible India tour selection

Sydney, Jan 9(ANI): Rookie Australian leg-spinner, Cameron Boyce, who is in reckoning for a tough tour to India as back up to Nathan Lyon, has expressed his delight over the crazy rise in his fortunes.

That a Queensland leg-spinner would audition for a Test tour of India by playing with an Adelaide team in a 20-over competition where he is allowed to bowl four overs a game and sometimes doesn't even get that, reports.

The selectors are mulling over whether to take two or three spinners to India and whether a young wrist spinner like Boyce or Sydney's Adam Zampa should be taken as short-term gambles and long-term investments.

Boyce said he is flattered to have his name mentioned among the contenders for the vacant back up spin-bowling spot,

Boyce said he is taking everything one step at a time, adding that it seems crazy to even think about it but if it did happen it would be a dream come true

Boyce, who has bowled soundly to take six wickets in 12 overs for the Strikers in the Big Bash, further said that it has been an unreal experience for him.

Boyce has been involved in several training sessions over the years with the incomparable Shane Warne and one at the Centre of Excellence in Brisbane left a fond memory and an insight into the master's brilliance.

Warne had not bowled for several months before taking the youngsters but it did not show when he picked up a ball.

Boyce said Warne's first ball spun a mile and he landed on a perfect length, adding was surreal. (ANI)


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