Adam Voges selected for tours of West Indies and England
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WA captain Adam Voges. Photo: Dean Osland Evergreen cricketer Adam Voges has been selected in the upcoming Test tours of the West Indies and England at the ripe old age of 35.
If the Western Australian cricket captain gets a call up for a Test cap, he will be second-oldest batsmen to make his debut, behind Arthur Richardson who was 36 in 1924.
The right-hand batsmen had a standout Sheffield Shield season scoring 1358 runs at an average of 104.46.
Voges told Radio 6PR on Tuesday morning he was “very excited” about being selected in the touring sides.
“I found out yesterday,” he said.
“I got a call from Rod Marsh [Chairman of selectors]…he told me to keep it under my hat for the last 24-hours, but I probably haven’t done a good job of that.”
Voges said he never gave up hope of getting a call up for the national team.
“My last two seasons in particular have been really good in terms of the runs I scored,” he said.
“And with the selection panel now, I know that if you do score runs you can be rewarded.
“For me it was always a case of scoring as many runs as I could for WA and if it happened that was great. So the hope was always there.”
Voges said he initially didn’t answer the phone on Monday, when Marsh called.
“I rang him back pretty quickly,” he said.
“He said ‘your last two seasons have been really good and you’ve been getting better and better and you deserve that spot and just keep getting better and good luck with the opportunity’.”
Voges wasn’t fazed he could be of the oldest batsmen to have ever debut for Australia if he wins a baggy green during the winter tours.
“That’s probably a record I don’t necessarily want, but that’s OK, I’ll take it,” he said.
“I’m just excited to be on the tour.”
Voges will be joined on tour by three other Western Australians: Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh and Mitchell Johnson. Follow WAtoday on Twitter
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