Australia head coach Justin Langer has confirmed that all-rounder Dan Christian will make his international comeback in the side’s first T20I against West Indies on Friday.
“He’s finally worn me down, ‘Christo’,” Langer said in the pre-match presser.
Notably, Christian had made his last appearance for Australia against India in Ranchi in 2017.
“I’ve been in the (head coach) job three years and every time he gets some runs in any game or competition around the world, he texts me and says ‘Coach I’m ready to go, pick me, I’m the best allrounder in Australia’,” he added.
Further praising the all-rounder, the coach said: “He’s a fantastic bloke; he’s got an amazing set of hands in the field (and) he’s clever with the ball. His experience, and we’ve seen throughout the Big Bash and all around the world actually, he hits the ball as clean as anyone.”
“It’s almost becoming an urban myth, isn’t it? Wherever he plays, we win. He’s so excited, he’s probably a bit nervous tonight — so excited about playing for Australia again — and I just love seeing that, love seeing that energy,” concluded he.