‘Wild Thing’ Tait to enjoy his call to Oz ODI squad

Updated: Jun 27, 2010, 17:15 PM IST

Melbourne: Shaun Tait, who was recalled in by the struggling Australian team to boost its bowling attack for the first time in 16 months, has said that he did not see his return to ODI side coming, but he plans on having some fun while it lasts.

The pacer nicknamed “The Wild Thing” has his calendar full of commitments in the Twenty20.

“I suppose it was getting that way but I was pretty fine with it. I knew I was going to be playing one-day cricket for South Australia when I get home and I have been enjoying Twenty20 cricket,” The Age quoted him, as saying.

“There has been a lot on; I have not stopped playing since the Australian summer. It has been OK. Twenty20 is a form of the game where there is enough on now,” he said.

Tait has toured New Zealand, played in the Indian Premier League, the World Twenty20 in the Caribbean and turned out for Welsh county side Glamorgan.

Tait, 27, starred in Australia’s 2007 World Cup triumph but injury problems pushed him down the queue since his most recent international 50-over outing 16 months ago.

Australia is trailing 2-0 and on the brink of losing the five-match series, and it needs Tait at his best.