Cameron Boyce will be playing the Champions League T20 in India for the Hobart Hurricanes before heading to UAE for the T20 series against Pakistan © Getty Images
Cameron Boyce will be playing the Champions League T20 in India for the Hobart Hurricanes before heading to UAE for the T20 series against Pakistan © Getty Images

Sep 8, 2014

A missed call from Australian selector Rod Marsh was all it took to excite leg-spinner Cameron Boyce. The leggie immediately called back and was informed of his selection to Australia’s T20 match against Pakistan in UAE.

““As soon as I saw that missed call, I got goosebumps. I wasn’t expecting it, even though I’d been happy with how I bowled for Australia A. I told my girlfriend, Mum, Dad and my twin brother Chris and everyone was pretty excited. When I woke up yesterday morning, I had to pinch myself to remind myself it wasn’t a great dream,” Boyce was quoted as saying by the official website of Big Bash League.

“I haven’t been to the UAE before to play, but my preparation so far has me pretty ready for what I should expect. We played on some fairly flat decks in the ‘A’ series and for the Bulls in our practice games. I’ll be bowling in Sri Lanka later this week with the Hurricanes before we start the Champions League in India, so I should be in the right frame of mind when the Pakistan series comes around,” Boyce added.

Boyce also thanked coach Damien Wright for backing him. “Damien Wright in Hobart took a punt on signing me and then playing me in the BBL semi-final ahead of Xavier (Doherty). He’s given me a lot of confidence in the shorter form of the game, as has Stuart Law with the Bulls.

“Stu has backed me to do well in all the formats so that really helps my belief. And Chris Hartley is another who I have spent a lot of time with talking over how I am going and where my bowling can improve,” said the leggie.

Australia’s T20 squad:

Aaron Finch (c), Sean Abbott, Cameron Boyce, Pat Cummins, James Faulkner, Brad Haddin (wk), Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, David Warner, Shane Watson.

Complete coverage of Australia’s tour of UAE 2014 here