Ballance thinks it's possible to achieve World Cup Squad
Gary Ballance is gutted to be left out of the England One Day International side, but, he doesn’t think it’s impossible for him to get into the World Cup squad.
According to the Yorkshire left-hander, a couple of long series is there and changes might still be made in the side. So, he is very much hopeful.
Ballance’s place in the England test team appears to be certain now with the kind of summer he has had.
He played in the limited-over games as well over the summer, but, he could not convince the management that he was as much suited to it as he was to test cricket.
In the India series, he featured in only one game and that too was a forced change for England as Ian Bell had got injured while practicing.
Ballance batted one down and he was dismissed on a single digit score. He was left out next game.
When asked if he thinks he did enough to warrant a place in the squad for the Sri Lanka tour, this was Ballance’s answer, “Well, I thought I was getting better in the One-day format, but, obviously, the selectors are looking to give opportunities to some other consistent domestic performers and it’s quite fair. People doing well at the county level deserve to be looked at.”
“As far as I am concerned though, I’ve got to keep myself mentally ready for a recall. A lot of games are there between now and February and you don’t know what is to follow. An injury or something and you are in. So, I don’t think I should give up.”
Ballance has played 11 One Day Internationals so far and he averages just a touch over 28 in those.