Kiwi keeper McGlashan eyeing 2011 WC spot

Auckland: Ahead of the second Twenty20 international between New Zealand and Pakistan, wicketkeeper Peter McGlashan has said that he hopes to continue impressing the new selection panel for a place in the Black Caps side for the 2011 World Cup.

McGlashan had made the most of his recall to the national side with four catches in the opening Twenty20 match against Pakistan in Auckland on Sunday.

The 31-year-old said that a chance to play at the 50-over World Cup in the Indian subcontinent in February wasn’t something that he considered even a month ago.

“It’s come out of the blue - I wasn’t contemplating it at all at the start of summer,” a newspaper quoted McGlashan, as saying.

However, after being named in the pre-tournament squad of 30 players and with question marks over Brendon McCullum’s desire and fitness to keep wickets in the one-day format, the Northern Knights wicketkeeper feels he now has a shot.

“It’s entirely up to me now – I’ve got every chance to be on that plane,” McGlashan said.

The second match of the three-match Twenty20 series will be held at Hamilton’s Seddon Park today.


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