Krejza pushing for recall
Spinner Jason Krejza hopes to reclaim his place in Australia's attack for the third Test in Sydney.
Last Updated: 29/12/08 10:56am
Spinner Jason Krejza hopes to reclaim his place in Australia's bowling attack for the third and final Test against South Africa in Sydney.
The 25-year-old New South Welshman was dropped for the ongoing second Test in Melbourne following a return of one wicket for 204 runs in the series opener.
Nathan Hauritz was preferred for the second Test but, with Australia on course for back-to-back home defeats for the first time since the 1992-93 series against West Indies, Krejza is pushing for a recall.
"It all came to an abrupt end, but I'll be back," Krejza told the Sun-Herald. "I try to see a positive out of everything and see that everything happens for a reason.
"As much as I'd like to be playing in Melbourne, it's happened and there's no use sulking about it. But it would be brilliant to play in front of everyone in Sydney.
"My brother had booked a ticket to travel to Melbourne, my family and some friends were going to get to the game, so to play in Sydney and have all those people there would be very special.
"I've got time to work on my bowling now and practice a lot more in the nets and get my batting going again. Hopefully then, playing in Sydney won't be such a stupid idea."
The final match of the series gets underway on Saturday, January 3.