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I have to perform well to get a chance in Test: Bracken

Brisbane, Feb 6 (UNI) After his stunning performance in one-dayers, Australian fast bowler Nathen Bracken is wishing for a recall to Test cricket.

However, Bracken, who is sixth in the ICC ODI rankings for bowlers, knows that no matter what he does in the one-day arena, it's his first-class results that count.

''I'm just trying to pull my weight in one-day cricket. I've been told that four-day cricket results relate to Test cricket so I have to perform well (at state level), and one-day cricket results reflect on one-day cricket, so for me it's perform well here. If that leads to something more then that's great and if it doesn't I still get to play one-day cricket for my country,'' Bracken said.

''Everyone wants to play every game for their country.

In Australia at the moment it's whoever is performing well at the right time,'' he said adding, ''A lot of guys are putting their hands up consistently. Ashley Noffke got the opportunity in Brisbane, he's been putting his hand up for the whole season and Doug Bollinger's in the same boat and there's a few other guys in other states.'' Bracken, who has not played a Test since December 2005, is all set to play against Sri Lanka in the third Commonwealth Bank Series match on February 8, where he should be joined by Stuart Clark who is back after missing Sunday's opener against India for personal reasons and now he should get the call-up with Brett Lee who is expected to be rested.

''Nobody puts their hand up and says 'I'm a bit tired, I want a rest'. They all want a go, but you've got to understand the situation,'' he added.


Story first published: Wednesday, February 6, 2008, 20:08 [IST]
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