[caption id="attachment_734031" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-734031" alt="Despite having played only two First-Class matches, Billy Stanlake is eyeing a Test spot Getty Images (file photo)" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Billy-Stanlake.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Despite having played only two First-Class matches, Billy Stanlake is eyeing a Test spot Getty Images (file photo)[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Over his brief foray in white-ball cricket, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/billy-stanlake" target="_blank">Billy Stanlake</a> has already surprised many a batsman with his bounce, generated from his 6 8 height, and pace, which often threatens to go past the 145-kph barrier. He is also hot property when it comes to franchise-run T20 leagues. Stanlake, 23, is now eyeing a spot in the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/australia" target="_blank">Australian</a> Test squad, and has accordingly made changes to his First-Class regime, as he told the <em>Adelaide Advertiser</em>. <p></p> <p></p><strong>READ</strong> <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/josh-hazlewood-pat-cummins-out-of-australias-test-series-with-pakistan-in-the-uae-733689" target="_blank">Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins out of Australia's Test series with Pakistan in the UAE</a> <p></p> <p></p> In the long forms, you probably need to have those different gears, Stanlake said during a practice session with <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/australia-a" target="_blank">Australia A</a> before the squad left for a tour of <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/india" target="_blank">India</a>. I think you probably can t do that [bowl express] all day for five days. So, that s probably something I m still learning as well; when to take it back a notch in training if you re feeling a little bit sore. But in white-ball cricket, I m going flat out for the whole time and that s something I really want to do. <p></p> <p></p><strong>READ</strong> <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/billy-stanlake-soaks-in-fast-bowling-skills-in-presence-of-starc-hazlewood-and-cummins-733764" target="_blank">Stanlake soaks in fast bowling skills in presence of Starc, Hazlewood and Cummins</a> <p></p> <p></p>Till date Stanlake has played only 11 List A matches (of which only 6 are ODIs) and 35 T20s (12 internationals). The career has been a stop-start one, mostly due to injuries. However, his ability to bother batsmen on flat tracks makes him a serious contender for Australia s Test squad for the UAE tour to play Tests against Pakistan after both Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood have been ruled out. <p></p> <p></p>Stanlake has played only two First-Class matches, both back in 2015-16, for South Australia, before a toe injury occurred. He took 6 for 113 in the match against Queensland and 1 for 48 against New South Wales. The First-Class bowling average, albeit based on a small sample, is an impressive 21.57. <p></p> <p></p>Despite his brief red-ball outing till date, Stanlake is confident of his future in the format: It s been a great start getting some cricket into me and I m sure when the time s right red ball will come.