News: Handscomb was rulled out of Australia’s third Test team and he replaced with all-rounder Mitchell Marsh, who returned the favour with a memorable maiden Test century as the hosts reclaimed the Ashes with a decisive innings and 41-run victory at the WACA.
“We’ll wait and see what happens with the squad,” he said in Melbourne on Friday (December 22). “I hope so. I’ve got to wait and see what the selectors say, we’ve got a couple of training sessions before the Test as well.”
Despite copping flak from critics, Handscomb backed his maligned batting style. “I’m quite confident in my batting,” he said. “I was seeing it quite well in Brisbane and unfortunately just missed a ball on the stumps, then in Adelaide I was batting in two difficult times at night and the ball was doing plenty there.
“I’m not too worried about my technique or anything,” he added. “It’s amazing what can come out when you have one bad Test – albeit in tough conditions. I’m not worried about my game. I know I can play well and I know how tough Test cricket is.”