ASHTON TURNER ON SELF BELIEF AND PLAYING WITH FREEDOM
“When you go up to the next level and you somehow perform in these games you start to gain some belief that you can do this”
Ashton Turner has played T20 International Cricket for Australia and over the last few years has become one of the best batters in Australia across both first-class and T20 cricket. In this years Big Bash he was man of the match on 3 occasions after match-winning innings and was second only to player of the tournament, Darcy Short for the most number of sixes hit in the tournament.
He also became vice-captain of the Western Australian team this season and captained the team in the absence of Mitch Marsh. Had it not been for injury he would know doubt have played for Australia this summer and would probably be at the IPL right now.
In this episode we discussed:
How he followed the pathway set out by the WACA & Cricket Australia from the age of 10
How he never felt like he was good enough when playing in under age representative teams
How he made his first-class debut for Australia under unusual circumstances.
How getting clear in his game plans was the spark that took his game to the next level.
How disappointed he was that a shoulder injury ruled him out for Australian selection and the IPL this year.
How hard it was captaining Western Australia for the first time this year.
How he went from fearing bug crowds to loving playing in front of big crowds.