Snubbed Aussie quick Michael Neser takes a HAT-TRICK in English County cricket with a devastating display of swing bowling that could force selectors into Ashes re-think
- Michael Neser was overlooked for Ashes squad
- Responded with 7/32 from 11 overs for Glamorgan
- Included a hat-trick, remains hopeful of late call up
Dumped Australian quick Michael Neser could force a re-think from Ashes selectors after snaring a hat-trick for Glamorgan in English county cricket.
Neser, 33, trapped Dawid Malan in front before then bowling Yorkshire all-rounders George Hill and Dom Bess.
He finished with the impressive figures of 7-32 from 11 overs.
The Queensland veteran also became the 11th Glamorgan cricketer to claim a hat-trick – and remains hopeful he may yet feature in the series against England.
‘It’s disappointing not to be part of that squad, but I’ve got to look at the positives,’ Neser told reporters.
Dumped Australian quick Michael Neser could force a re-think from Ashes selectors after snaring a hat-trick for Glamorgan in English county cricket
Neser finished with the impressive figures of 7-32 from 11 overs and could yet feature against England (pictured, with partner Olivia McClintock)
Neser was recently crowned the Sheffield Shield player of the year, but it wasn’t enough to be named in the 17-man Ashes squad
‘I’m playing cricket here [in the UK], and if I do get called up, I’ll be ready to go.
‘Having matches under my belt is far more important than bowling overs in the nets and not playing any games.
‘It would be a special moment if I was selected for the Ashes squad in the back half of the tour.’
Neser – who also took a hat-trick in December for the Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash – was overlooked for Scott Boland.
Skipper Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc were selection certainties.
In Sussex, star Australian batsman Steve Smith looked in good touch until he was given out LBW for 30.
The first Test begins on June 16 at Edgbaston.