Beams working on googly for Sri Lanka


Australia spinner, Kristen Beams, has spent time at the Bupa National Cricket Centre in Brisbane, using the spin wicket to help develop her wrong 'un.

The Southern Stars leg-spinner has taken advantage of the NCC's red soil-based pitch, that imitates subcontinental conditions.

The men's team have made extensive use of these facilities ahead of their tour to Sri Lanka, and Beams has headed up north to get in on the action.

Beams spoke to "I think it’s going to be great for me to spend a lot of time in Brisbane,

"For me, this preseason is about working on the bowling side of things.

"I’m hoping to develop a variation over the preseason which will hopefully be very effective it given the opportunity in Sri Lanka.

"I’m working on my wrong-un, I’m trying to bowl that a little bit more and just increase my pace and the revs on the ball."

The leggie is relishing another trip to the subcontinent where conditions will allow her to thrive: I love the subcontinent, it’s a great place for spinners.

"So I’m hoping to have a really big preseason and fingers crossed I can make myself part of that team."