‘Resurrected’ Pomersbach keen to shed T20 specialist tag to earn baggy green

Sydney, Jan 27(ANI): A rejuvenated Luke Pomersbach has claimed he would like to get rid of his Twenty20 specialist tag and play Test cricket for Australia.

Buoyed by his scintillating Big Bash League (BBL) campaign, which propelled the Brisbane Heat to the title last week, Pomersbach said he would not be content until he emulates his good mate Shaun Marsh and wears the desirable baggy green, News.com.au reports.

The 28-year-old’s renaissance is set to continue this week, with selectors considering handing him his Sheffield Shield debut for the Bulls against his former state WA at the Gabba, the paper said.

Pomersbach underscored his potential in the second installment of the BBL, hammering 397 runs at a strike rate of 139.78 in a campaign that saw his name discussed by selectors for Australia’s Twenty20 side, he added.

But the once-troubled Pomersbach doesn’t want to be pigeonholed as a short-form slogger and is hoping to follow in Marsh’s footsteps by testing himself in the sport’s toughest arena.

Pomersbach said he definitely wants to play Test cricket and wear the baggy green, adding Shield cricket is his preferred format so he can’t wait to get back into that scene and prove himself there.

Pomersbach added he is not just a Twenty20 player and he loves first-class cricket, adding he thinks it suits my game more because you have more time to get yourself in.

Now settled in Queensland, Pomersbach plans to replicate the cricketing metamorphosis of David Warner, who was largely regarded as a Twenty20 specialist before reshaping perceptions to crack the Test side. (ANI)