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Jake Fraser-McGurk breaks his silence after missing out on Australia squad for ICC T20 World Cup 2024

Published at :May 7, 2024 at 5:06 PM
Modified at :May 7, 2024 at 5:06 PM
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Jake Fraser-McGurk has made 259 runs from six innings for the Delhi Capitals in IPL 2024.

Latest Australian batting sensation Jake Fraser-McGurk has finally shared his thoughts on being left out of the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 squad. This was despite his red-hot form with the bat in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 for Delhi Capitals (DC).

Fraser-McGurk and Steven Smith were notable omissions from Australia’s team last week, as the selectors went with a tried-and-true group that allowed them to deploy a variety of combinations.

Fraser-McGurk has not played a T20I for Australia, having only played two ODIs at the end of the Australian summer, but he has lit up the IPL 2024 with two 15-ball half-centuries, including 84 off 27 balls against the Mumbai Indians.

“There’s two ways you can look at it”- Jake Fraser-McGurk on his omission from Australia’s T20 WC squad

Meanwhile, the young batter Fraser-McGurk has taken the rejection from the T20 World Cup squad in good stead and said that he was not bothered by his non-selection in the World Cup squad. He credited the good communication with the selectors being the reason for the same.

“The communication was really good. There’s two ways you can look at it. You can look at it through, ‘this is what I’ve done to prove my case,’ and then there’s also, ‘look, a month and a half ago I wasn’t even in the picture.

They probably had a good idea of what [the squad] was a month and a half ago, trying to build that and get the connection in the team. And it’s also hard to fit in. You’ve got David Warner, our best opener ever in three formats. You’ve got Travis Head, who is lighting it up over here and has lit it up over the past 18 months,” Fraser-McGurk was quoted by ESPNCricinfo.

“I can’t really see myself batting five or six because we’re pretty set there with Tim David, Cam Green and those sort of blokes. That’s the way I think about it. That’s fine. There’s hopefully going to be more time for that.

If I do somehow get a traveling reserve [spot] then great, I can get a good experience there. It didn’t really bother me a hell of a lot because I wasn’t in this position to sort of feel like I’ve earned that yet. World Cup cricket is a lot different to IPL and franchise cricket,” the batter added.

Fraser-McGurk has 259 runs from six innings for DC and his strike rate of 233.33 is the best of any player with more than 60 runs in the ongoing tournament.

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