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‘Australia should have probably picked him’: Sourav Ganguly hails rising star with Jake Fraser-McGurk | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Jake Fraser-McGurk established himself as a formidable presence for the Delhi Capitals during the IPL 2024 season. The young Australian batsman consistently overpowered opposing bowling lineups with his aggressive and powerful strokeplay throughout the tournament.
Fraser-McGurk’s explosive batting style left a lasting impact on the competition, as he “dismantled the opposition bowling up with his brutal hitting this season.
However, the 22-year-old failed to find a place in Australia’s T20 World Cup squad. DC’s Director of Cricket Sourav Ganguly feels for the youngster but emphasized that he has a promising career ahead of him.
“What I like about him is he is hungry. He wants to play more. I know he missed out on the World Cup. Australia should have probably picked him, but that’s the way it goes, when you have so many good players in Warner, Travis Head and Mitchell Marsh. But, he is 22 and got a long career,” Sourav Ganguly said while speaking to Star Sports ahead of the DC match against Lucknow Super Giants in Delhi on Tuesday.
“And I am sure he will be up and ready. Teams will want him. We (DC) will want him for us in the future because he is a game-changer. That’s what we need in this format. We will see how it goes,” he added.
Meanwhile, Ganguly showered praise on Fraser-McGurk’s work ethic, highlighting that he diligently attends even the optional practice sessions with the IPL franchise without fail.
“He has brought a lot to the table. I am happily surprised by the way he has batted. I think it’s the first time in the sub-continent for him. I think the wickets were good. But you still have to put them away. The attitude has been good. He works hard at the nets. He doesn’t take anything for granted. Even at optional training, he will come, he will bat and get ready. I see very good things for him in this format,” Ganguly said.