New South Wales wicketkeeper Peter Nevill says he is aiming to take over from Brad Haddin as Australia wicketkeeper.
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The 29-year-old was superb in the Sheffield Shield this summer and has been rewarded with selection for Australia’s upcoming Test tours of the West Indies and Britain.
Nevill was outstanding with both the gloves and the bat, notching up 754 runs over the season.
However, the NSW man’s highlight of the season was his incredible highest score of 235 against Tasmania which helped him take over from former state teammate Matthew Wade as Australia’s back up ‘keeper.
Although he is realistic of his chances of playing in either of the series, he says he is aiming to make Haddin’s spot his when the time comes.
“It’s hard to predict what’ll happen in the future, but all I can do is go over and do whatever I can to help the guys in the West Indies and at the Ashes,” Nevill is quoted as saying by AAP.
“I have to prepare to play. I am there as a back-up to Brad but if he gets injured I need to be ready to play.”
Nevill left Victoria to join New South Wales in 2009 – a move seemingly vindicated by his selection in the Test side.