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Ban vs Aus: ‘Fans can be excited about Cartwright’

Ban vs Aus: 'Fans can be excited about Cartwright'

Hilton Cartwright, a surprise pick in Australia’s Test squad for Bangladesh tour, can be exciting for the fans, says Australian fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ বাংলাদেশের বিপক্ষে অস্ট্রেলিয়া দলে চমক হিল্টন কার্টরাইট!]

Pace bowling allrounder Cartwright is an unknown name to all. He has played only one Test in his career and that was against Pakistan in Sydney this year. He scored 37 runs in the game and bowled four overs.

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He has been picked once again. He will be on Bangladesh flight for two Tests in August and September this year. His Western Australian team-mate Coulter-Nile believes that his technique and power will catch fans’ eyes when he comes on to the big stage.

“I’ve been spruiking Hilts (Cartwright) for so long,” Coulter-Nile told in Sydney. “Since his (state) debut I reckon I’ve been telling JL (WA coach Justin Langer) to get him in (the XI).

“His technique is actually really sound and I think that’s what you need when you’re playing at the highest form.

“His defence is solid but when he wants to he can flick that switch and hits the ball harder than anyone in world cricket, and I mean world cricket.

“Cricket fans can be excited about what they can see from him.”

25-year-old Cartwright is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm seam bowler. The Harare-born cricketer bats at the middle-order in domestic circuit in Australia. So far, he has scored 1458 runs at 52.07 in 22 matches (33 innings) with four centuries and seven half-centuries, highest score of 170*. He has 18 wickets under his belt in 33 innings.

-Ruffin, Correspondent,

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