Brad Hogg optimistic of playing T20s against India

Australian spinner Brad 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 Getty Images

Sydney: Jan 22, 2012

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 on 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. (IANS)