In-form Peter Forrest has Test potential: Clarke

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Published: Thursday, February 9, 2012, 17:18 [IST]
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Forrest has Test potential: Clarke

Perth, Feb 9: Australian skipper Michael Clarke lauds Peter Forrest for his performance in Sheffield Shield matches and said Forrest has the potential to become a future Test player.

Forrest is on course to make his international debut in tomorrow's one-day clash against Sri Lanka in Perth, but Clarke believes the 26-year-old right-hander has the potential to represent Australia in the longer format of the game.

The in-form Queenslander has scored 581 runs in six Sheffield Shield matches this season after moving north from New South Wales.

The Herald Sun quoted Clarke, as saying of Forrest: "I think he's a very gifted player, he's a good fielder and very good player, not just in one-day cricket, but I think he's got the potential to play Test cricket as well in the future."

"He's got a very good technique, he's a very good top-order batsman and I think he can play a big part in Australian cricket going forward. It's good that Foz is around the group. It gives him a great opportunity to see what it's like around the Australian changerooms and how we go about our work in training and things like that." Clarke added.


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