<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Jhye-Richardson">Jhye Richardson</a> is excited and feels adaptability will be a crucial factor after the pacer was named in <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/Australia">Australia</a> s Test squad for the two-Test series against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/Sri-Lanka">Sri Lanka</a>. The man he replaces is <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Josh-Hazlewood">Josh Hazlewood</a>, who was diagnosed with a stress fracture on his back and subsequently ruled out of the series. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/australia-vs-sri-lanka-jhye-richardson-replaces-injured-josh-hazlewood-for-sri-lanka-tests-793025">Richardson replaces injured Hazlewood for Sri Lanka Tests</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>Richardson is coming off a three-ODI series against India, and even though Australia lost 0-1, the 22-year-old was impressive picking up six wickets, including a career-best 4/26 which was instrumental in Australia s 34-run win in the first ODI. Richardson took out <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Virat-Kohli">Virat Kohli</a> and Ambati Rayudu in the same over to reduce India to 4/3 chasing 289 to win and went on to take out the India captain twice more in as many games. <p></p> <p></p> It s about being adaptable, Richardson told media on Saturday morning. Whatever that role may be, then I m happy to accommodate that. I like to run in and bowl fast, but sometimes that s not what s needed. I might need to come in and stem the flow the runs or build some pressure. I think I m learning how to do that better, especially over the past year in Shield cricket. <p></p> <p></p>Richardson admitted to his call-up being a little bittersweet considering Hazlewood s injury, but he gets to join the likes of Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Pater Siddle in the fast bowling department. Richardson may or may not receive a Baggy Green but from making his ODI debut not too long ago to now being on the cusp of playing his maiden Test for Australia is a huge confidence booster for the youngster. <p></p> <p></p> I think that s the joy of my career so far, I ve learned how to deal with things that have popped up quickly, Richardson said. A couple of years ago everything happened in such a whirlwind, I went from nowhere to stepping up and playing international cricket for Australia. <p></p> <p></p>Richardson has been quite the find for Australia. He picked up 27 wickets in the JLT Cup that was instrumental in landing him a berth in the ODI squad. With the series against Sri Lanka scheduled to be played with the pink ball, the 22-year-old is not fretting much over it. <p></p> <p></p> I probably had one of my better games when I played at the WACA under lights, so I m really looking forward to it, Richardson said. We ve seen during that twilight period that the ball moves around a little bit more. I definitely like to swing the ball early, which will be the plan if I do get to play. Every advantage is ideal going into this series. <p></p> <p></p>This is not Richardson s maiden call-up though. He was part of the squad that toured South Africa last year the same series where the ball-tampering scandal broke out. Richardson, despite not getting a game, admitted having learnt a lot watching the South Africa fast bowlers operate. <p></p> <p></p> It was a great learning experience from a cricket point of view, to be able to see the way Test cricket works and how gruelling it is, Richardson said. It s called Test cricket for a reason. You might be called upon to bowl 40-plus overs for the game, just like in Shield cricket it s pretty taxing on your body. That s the joy of it. <p></p> <p></p> Shield cricket this year, I ve really enjoyed the long spells and challenging myself to become a long-format bowler.