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India tour will be a huge learning opportunity: Lance Morris

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Last updated on 31 Jan 2023 | 06:46 AM
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India tour will be a huge learning opportunity: Lance Morris

The 24-year-old tearaway is keen to drink it in as he prepares to travel overseas with the senior squad for the first time

Lance Morris, who on Monday was named the ‘Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year’ in Cricket Australia’s annual awards ceremony, believes the forthcoming tour of India will be a great ‘learning opportunity’ for him but is aware to not exert too much pressure on himself. 

The highest wicket-taker in the ongoing Sheffield Shield season (27 wickets @ 18.40), Morris was named in the squad for the India tour as a bolter following his inclusion in the squad for the Tests against South Africa, and the Adelaide Test against West Indies. A tall, express quick that can crank it up to over 150 clicks, Morris has been in the fray in Tests due to the x-factor he brings; the ability to be a genuine point of difference.

Though the prospect of him getting a game in India is unlikely, the 24-year-old tearaway is keen to drink it in as he prepares to travel overseas with the senior squad for the first time.

"I don't want to put too many expectations on myself. I just want to use this as a learning experience, I've never toured with cricket before so this will be my first overseas experience,” Morris told SEN Radio, reported TOI.

"We've got some great guys in the squad and a really experienced group now. It's been good to have some training sessions learning from them.

"It's going to be a huge learning opportunity for me."

The youngster is aware that the conditions will be vastly different from what he’s used to experiencing day in and day out in Perth, but is nevertheless excited to encounter the challenge that lies in front of him. 

"The feedback (of bowling pace in India) hasn't been too great, to be honest.

"There's not a whole lot to look forward to; I'm not going to see the ball zipping through to the keeper and him taking it (in the gloves) fingers up. It sounds like it's going to be a bit of a challenge, but it'll be exciting nonetheless.”

Morris is one of two uncapped players in Australia’s squad to tour India, the other being Victoria’s premier off-spinner Todd Murphy

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