Callum Ferguson hoping to earn debut `baggy green`

Callum Ferguson hoping to earn debut 'baggy green'

Last Updated: Thu, Jan 03, 2013 11:00 hrs

Callum Ferguson is hoping for a call in the Australian Test team after piling loads of runs in first-class cricket.

The jockeying to replace the retiring Michael Hussey will hot up after the third Test against Sri Lanka, with the leading challenges likely to come from Usman Khawaja, Alex Doolan and Hussey's brother, David, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

But Ferguson has scored more Sheffield Shield runs than all three this season, aggregating 463 runs at an average of 42.

Only Phillip Hughes is ahead of him in the run-making list.

Ferguson said he was determined to push for a chance to display again the promise he showed in 25 ODIs before he suffered a serious knee injury during the 2009 Champions Trophy.

Ferguson said he is desperate to get back into Australian colours, and added that he was very pleased to have had the chance to travel with the Australian one-day side over to Dubai during the winter.

Ferguson added that since his injury he hasn't had many opportunities but he is now hoping to pile pressure on the selectors by scoring more and more runs. (ANI)

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