Nannes hoping for more
Australia paceman Dirk Nannes is staying grounded as he looks to build on a solid debut.
Last Updated: 29/08/09 12:55pm
New Australia paceman Dirk Nannes is staying grounded as he looks to build on a solid debut against Scotland.
The 32-year-old did not make his first-class debut until he was almost in his 30s and only three months ago was playing for Holland at the ICC World Twenty20.
Having switched allegiances, Nannes went on to record figures of one for 20 in seven overs to help Australia claim a 189-run One-Day International win against Scotland on Friday.
The self-proclaimed 'accidental cricketer' is refusing to get carried away by his success in Edinburgh, but admits he is keen to become a regular member of the team.
"That's all I'm going to aim to do - keep fit," he said. "When I'm fit, I'm bowling well, and when I'm bowling well then I'm confident I can do really well.
"It's been a pretty exciting journey from not much of a cricket background to get here and it was a pretty massive day for me making my debut for my country of birth.
"Hopefully I'll be able to play a lot more games for Australia and hopefully in other forms of the game as well."
After his heroics for the Dutch in beating England at the ICC World Twenty20, Nannes' experience could be valuable for Australia ahead of their Twenty20 and One-Day internationals with the Ashes holders, which start on Sunday.
"I don't think I'll be handing out instructions," Nannes added. "I think England's mindset is going to be a lot different to when they played the Dutch.
"I think they went in a bit conservative, I don't think they can do that in a game like this. I just think it's going to be a good, hard cricket match.
"Look I'm not even on the park yet. Hopefully I will be and I'll get a cap and we'll take it from there."