D'Arcy Short  © Getty Images
D’Arcy Short © Getty Images

Hobart Hurricanes batsman D’Arcy Short scored an unbeaten 122 against Brisbane Heat on January 10. Short went past Luke Wright’s 117 as he recorded most runs in an innings.

Short’s last four innings are 122*, 42, 96 and 97. He is currently the leading run-scorer in the season with 406 runs. After the match, Short said he doesn’t want to get his hopes high but believes this is the best time for an international debut.

“If it happens, it happens. I’m not going to get my hopes up too much,” Short said.

“There’s definitely not (a better time); I’d definitely be nervous but I’d be ecstatic.”

Hobart coach Gary Kirsten suggested Short to bat through his innings, whereas Western Australia mentor Justin Langer asked him to lose weight and take cricket seriously.

“Being more professional, watching what I eat, training a bit harder and putting a bit more intent into what I do,” he added.

“Now I just try and keep still, watch the ball hard and not try to hit it too hard.”

Hobart skipper, George Bailey says he won’t be surprised if Short is selected for T20I format.

“I think that is probably pretty self explanatory, with two 90s and a 100,” Bailey said.

“I’ve already spoken to Jun. (chief Australian T20 selector Mark Waugh) a lot about D’Arcy — he’s a big fan.”