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Faulkner still eyeing a place in provincial cricket team

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Faulkner still eyeing a place in provincial cricket team
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Out of favor Australian all-rounder James Faulkner has said he will be vying for a place in the Tasmanian state cricket side despite not being contracted.

The World Cup winner Faulkner was excluded from Tasmania’s contract list for the 2020-21 season. But the hard-hitting all-rounder says that he is still training to have a place.

“I’m still available to play, I’m still training, I’m still on the Zoom calls with the squad and the team chats,” James Faulkner said.

 “Obviously I want to play for as long as I can,” Faulkner told to an English daily.

“Throughout last season I was speaking to Griffo (Tasmania’s head of high-performance Adam Griffith) and Wadey (state captain Matthew Wade) about what I was potentially going to do, what the plan could be, that maybe I don’t sign but still play,” he added.

The all-rounder played for Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League and has represented for the national team in 69 ODIs and 24 T20Is and in one Test match.

Due to his chronic knee injury, he has been able to play just one First-Class game in the last three years. But the all-rounder is not going to give up and wants to continue again.

“It gives them the option to sign someone else, add a bit more depth to the squad,” the national discard pacer said.

“I’m still contracted to the Hurricanes and that’s the main priority for Cricket Tas and myself, to be fit and ready to go because the last couple of years I’ve done pretty well with them,” he also said.

“And then, I’ll still be available for the one-dayers and play in them if I’m fit and they want to play me, and vice-versa,” he concluded.


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