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Paris picks up surprise selection

19 June 2018

Joel Paris playing in BBL|07 // Getty Images

Perth Scorchers left-armer Joel Paris is building up for a full summer of cricket, starting with a suprise call-up for the India tour with Australia A.

Paris managed four games with the Scorchers in BBL|07 after battling for nearly two years with on-going soft tissue injuries.

The 25-year-old has resumed training with his fellow West Australian quicks for Warriors pre-season and admits his body is feeling better than ever.

"It's been feeling really good. Around January, February the body started feeling really strong and coming up well after games,” he said.

"I was able to bowl lots of overs and back up day after day.

"Even after a bit of time off after the season, I've been able to get straight back into things and try and get ready for August."

"I'd planned to have a really good pre-season with Western Australia and start the season well there, but this is a real surprise and another great opportunity."

Experience on the subcontinent gives Paris an advantage, he played there with Perth Scorchers in the Champions League T20 and in 2013 attended a training camp at the MRF Pace Foundation academy in Chennai under Glenn McGrath.

"It's certainly not bowler friendly at all over there, with a lot of flat wickets, so the fast bowlers take a back seat on those sorts of tour," he said.

"One of the main things for those quicks over there is to be able to take wickets with the new ball.

"I'm pretty sure that will be my role if I get the opportunity to play, so hopefully I can do that and do that well."