Hogg a chance for Test callup

Brad Hogg’s impressive World Cup performances have given him a chance of filling Australia’s vacant spin bowlers position with the retirement of Shane Warne.

Hogg was one of the form bowlers of the tournament taking 21 wickets at an average of 15.80 and received praise from wicket-keeper and vice-captain Adam Gilchrist.

“Hogg has thrown himself back into contention for Test cricket. We have lost one of the greatest but we have a guy there who has stood up on the world stage again. All credit to him,” Gilchrist said.

Hogg will line up against Stuart MacGill, Cameron White, Cullen Bailey and Dan Cullen for the role with MacGill being the front runner with his current impressive Test record.

Hogg currently averages 40.33 with the ball and 34.38 with the bat in first-class, compared to Stuart MacGill averaging 29.88 in first-class cricket and 27.20 in Test cricket with the ball .

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