Roar – Chadd Sayers never looked likely to make his Test debut this home summer, despite spending time in Australia’s Ashes squad, but has a much better opportunity on the four-Test tour of South Africa.

Summary

  • Chadd Sayers never looked likely to make his Test debut this home summer, despite spending time in Australia’s Ashes squad, but has a much better opportunity on the four-Test tour of South Africa.
  • Sayers is likely viewed as the understudy for Josh Hazlewood, the most accurate and miserly of Australia’s incumbent Test quicks.
  • In early 2016, Sayers looked set to finally make the leap to international cricket when he was picked in Australia’s Test squad for the two-Test tour of New Zealand, where conditions suit accurate medium pacers.
  • With Starc unavailable, and squad members James Pattinson and Peter Siddle battling injuries, Sayers appeared likely to play in the first Test alongside Hazlewood and Bird.
  • Australia should leave Richardson to gain valuable experience in the nets on this tour and give Sayers any Test opportunity that arises.


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