Ed Cowan confident of cementing opener's slot in Australian team

Australian opener Ed Cowan scored 68 runs on debut in the first Test match against India at the Melbourne Cricket Ground Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Sydney: Jan 1, 2012

Australian Test opener Ed Cowan is confident of cementing his spot in the national team after a promising start to his international career against India in the recently-concluded first Test at Melbourne.

Cowan was quoted in Herald Sun as saying, “It is in my hands. I’m not feeling pressured to do that because I feel like I’m in good form, I’m in control of my own game but that’s the reward. If I’m good enough over the next two or three weeks I can really make that spot my own.”

The southpaw made 68 on debut before dismissed at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

Cowan regrets being dismissed without scoring a century but feels the time spent on the pitch will be of immense help in the upcoming matches.

He said, “Like any batsman I was disappointed not to get a big score having been set but to spend some time out there on Boxing Day and setting up the team, it wasn’t so much the runs it was the time taken out of the game when the wicket was at its trickiest.”