McGain vows to make a comeback soonOctober 4th, 2008 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Oct 4 (IANS) Bryce McGain’s Indian sojourn might have met a disappointing end but the Victorian leg-spinner put up a brave face Saturday, saying he will make a comeback to the Test side. The 36-year-old McGain, who was on his maiden international tour to India, would head home this weekend for rest and rehabilitation on a sore shoulder muscle he has injured twice in the past month.
McGain hurt himself on the Australia A tour last month and aggravated the injury while training for the four-day clash against Board President’s XI Tuesday.
“Through all my career that’s what it is all about, playing against the best, duels against the best,” McGain was quoted as saying in The Herald Sun.
“Unfortunately it is not my time but I believe there is a reason for everything and maybe one day I will find out what it is. I can’t think of it at the moment but that will all pan out.”
“I will go home, rest up, rehab and reload again and be ready to go. I am reasonably confident and far from internally feeling like I am done and put the fork in me yet,” he said.
New South Wales chinaman bowler Beau Casson looks to be the obvious replacement for McGain, but there are concerns his loop is too slow for Indian conditions.
McGain though has an outside chance of playing in the two-Test series against New Zealand next month and is in calculations for summer series against South Africa.