Expect lots of runs: McKay
Melbourne, Feb 3: Playing only his second T20I, fast bowler Clinton James McKay faces off against the touring Indians on his home ground, the MCG.
Excerpts from a pre-match TV interview:
On his definition of good bowling in the Twenty20 format
[…] You have to make sure you are one step ahead of the batter and the guys have done that as best they can. Staying in this competition is about second-guessing the opposition and if you are not able to do that, you will be in trouble.
On the point at which a bowler transitions from being a wicket-taker to a run-saver
The change in the wicket and the stage in the game situation [informs the transition]. If your team is on top, try and strike early and take wickets. Sometimes when your side is behind, you try and restrict the batsmen […] You have to work out what’s best in those conditions and on the night.
On the atmosphere at an international game as compared to that during the Big Bash league
It’s a great crowd, very passionate about their cricket […] At one stage we had a 45,000-strong crowd during the Big Bash and we are talking about 70 to 75,000 tonight so it’s double the noise and excitement.
On the wicket
[…] The curator here is fantastic and I’m playing here at my home ground […]. The wicket has been getting better and better each year. It looks like a beautiful wicket and I am sure a lot of runs are going to be on the board tonight.