Jason Gillespie backs Shaun Tait to do damage on Indian pitches in World T20

, 12:48 PM IST

New Delhi: Commenting on Shaun Tait’s inclusion in the T20 side, former Australia pacer Jason Gillespie said fast bowler will cause a lot of damage on Indian tracks if he makes the squad for the World T20 starting March 8.

In a surprise move, the Aussie selectors picked the tearaway speedster after a five-year hiatus.

Adelaide Strikers coach Gillespie believes Tait has impressed one and all in this Big Bash season.

“Yeah, I really do,” Gillespie was quoted as saying on Cricket Australia’s official website when asked if Tait could be effective on Indian pitches.

“He’s one of the fastest bowlers in the world. Why wouldn’t you have him in your squad?”

Meanwhile Melbourne Renegades captain Cameron White, who has played 18 T20 matches with Tait for Australia, says the right-armer’s inclusion is a wise decision by the National Selection Panel.

“Taity is a very well-liked person around traps so it’s great to see him get another opportunity,” White said. “He’s still the fastest bowler in the comp so I think it makes sense to have an attacking weapon there (in the squad).”