Brad Hogg hopeful of comeback in T20 against India

Updated: Jan 22, 2012, 23:27 PM IST

Sydney: Former Australian spinner Brad Hogg feels his impressive show in the ongoing Big Bash League for Perth Scorchers warrants a recall to the national side.

Australia will announce their squad for the two Twenty20s against India Monday.

"I think my smile says it all. Since there`s been talk of me playing for Australia and the World Cup coming up, I took those opportunities (of IPL and Bangladesh) to put my name down, just to make sure I`m playing as much cricket as possible," Hogg was quoted as saying by Fox Sports, when asked about being selected for the two matches .

"There`s no point selecting me if I`m not playing any Twenty20 cricket. But if I`m playing cricket against good competition over the next six months, then at least I`m trying to stay in as much form as possible."

Hogg had figures of 2-17 as he helped his team to an 11-run victory against the Melbourne Stars in the semi-finals Saturday. Perth not only reached the finals of the tournament but also qualified for the lucrative Champions League competition.

The left-arm unorthodox spinner has starred with the ball for Scorchers taking 12 wickets at an average of 13.5.

Bureau Report