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news.com.au 23 Nov, 2021 08:30 am

Jhye Richardson; Ashes aspirant rips through Tasmania in standout performance

Jhye Richardson; Ashes aspirant rips through Tasmania in standout performance
Ashes hopeful Jhye Richardson showed more of his new ball prowess to ignite a Tasmanian collapse on Tuesday after playing a lone hand with the ball for Western Australia in Hobart the day before.

Both of Richardson’s second duet of wickets came within three overs of WA taking the second new ball as he finished with 4-53 from 28 overs, including 13 maiden, backing up his eight wickets at the Gabba last week.After his Ashes call-up, which came direct from national selection chairman George Bailey who was at the gabba last week, Richardson said he was trying not to “put too much pressure on myself” with a Test return looming.“It’s (the Ashes) one of the biggest series you can be involved in,” Richardson said.Ashes hopeful Jhye Richardson showed more of his new ball prowess to ignite a Tasmanian collapse on Tuesday after playing a lone hand with the ball for Western Australia in Hobart the day before.

The groundswell for Jhye Richardson to play the first Ashes Test is hard to hold back after more wickets in Tasmania.It’s been a remarkable return to red ball cricket for Richardson who is the leading Shield wicket taker this season, averaging just 12.

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