Darcie Brown Looking Forward to Chance to Fill Megan Schutt’s Shoes
By Tanushka Gain
on Tue Sep 14 2021
Teenage tearaway Darcy Brown is confident Australia’s youth attack will intensify in the coming weeks. Because they are preparing to face India without Megan Schutt.
Megan Schutt, who celebrated the birth of her first child with wife Jess last month. And injured spinner Jess Jonassen is missing the multi-format series starting next week at McKay. As a veteran of 142 matches for Australia, it will certainly be tough to replace Schutt.
But the team’s inexperienced pacer, who trained together for the first time on Monday after Sydney and Melbourne players were released from hotel quarantine in Brisbane. Ready to accept the challenge.
The 18-year-old Brown made his international debut in New Zealand earlier this year. While fellow pacers Stella Campbell and Matlen Brown are both uncapped.
Young Cannon Tayla Vlaminck, who was ruled out of the 2020 T20 World Cup on the eve of the tournament due to a leg injury. And Annabel Sutherland is also the new ball option for the hosts.
“Everyone wants to be in that squad,” said Darcie Brown after receiving his hat from Megan Schutt in New Zealand. “For now it’s about worrying about this India series. Trying to enjoy it as much as I can.”
“Everyone is eager to show what they have,” Darcie Brown said. “It’s sad that Skutter isn’t there. But it’s going to give everyone some opportunities. Which is exciting, and she really wants to see everyone play well.
“I think there will be a lot of opportunities. With girls coming out of quarantine, managing workloads and things like that. I still have a lot to learn, I’ll ask some questions.”
The carrot of World Cup selection is in front of Brown and teammates. Who will look to continue Australia’s record of winning ODIs in 24 matches next week.
Darcie Brown added the mentorship of Megan Schutt and former Test pacer Ryan Harris, who served as the team’s bowling coach earlier this year, to help him become a more consistent bowler.
Australia face India and England in a busy domestic summer. In which captain Meg Lanning and coach Matthew Mott look forward to planning their ODI World Cup campaign starting in March.