I`d love to play Test cricket again: Doherty
Melbourne: Australian spinner Xavier Doherty will love to play Test cricket again but he is currently enjoying being a key figure in the Australian one-day team in the one-dayers.
"All I can do is really do what I can in this one-day format and Twenty20 cricket. I`d love to play Test cricket again down the track but I think at the moment I`m just loving what I can do in coloured clothing and really enjoying being around this setup,” a daily quoted Doherty, as saying.
"Although you`d love to be playing all forms, when you`re playing just one form, you can sort of concentrate all your energy on that. That`s just the way it is at the moment and I`m loving it really,” he added.
His comments came after Doherty played a leading role in Australia`s 64-run win over the West Indies at the Arnos Vale Cricket Ground in St Vincent, claiming 4-49 off eight overs as the hosts crumbled to lose six wickets for seven runs in a remarkable five-over spell.
Doherty bounced to take four wickets in his next spell after being smashed for three sixes by Marlon Samuels in his opening over.
"I can`t say I`ve had too many days like that where I`ve conceded 24 off the first two overs and then find myself with 4-40. Pretty strange day but probably a really good learning experience and, by the end of the day, we`d found out a bit about the conditions and their team,” he said.
Doherty has emerged as Australia`s main spin bowling option in both one-day and Twenty20 cricket after being overlooked for next month`s Test series in the Caribbean.