Ellis hopes to pick brains of Bumrah and Siraj in maiden IPL

New Delhi, Sep 15 (PTI): Having broken the stereotype for a successful fast bowler in Australia, the “not so tall” Nathan Ellis is set to tick off another major milestone in his fast rising career.
After making a remarkable journey from club cricket to international cricket in little over 24 months, the first bowler to take a hat-trick on his T20 International debut is looking to learn from the best in his maiden IPL outing.
Picked as a replacement for fellow Aussie Riley Meredith in the Punjab Kings squad, Ellis wants to pick brains of teammate and one of his favourite bowlers Mohammad Shami and also hopes to have a chat with the man with the “best yorker”, Jasprit Bumrah, and the “aggressive” Mohammad Siraj.
Speaking to PTI from Dubai, Ellis described the phase in which he made his international debut before landing an IPL deal as overwhelming.
“It is one of those of things you sort of dream about growing up but you know it’s never a reality and it’s never like you’ve definitely going to do it. So to be able to get on that Australia tour was a dream come true.
“And then I wasn’t really expecting to get a game so to get a game and and sort of the results that came from that was amazing and still doesn’t feel really real. And then obviously to get the opportunity to come to the IPL with Punjab. “It’s (playing in IPL) is something that I’ve also dreamt about,” he said referring to the happenings of the last one month. Following his hat-trick in Bangladesh, Ellis was named as one of the reserves in the Australia squad for the T20 World Cup, which follows the IPL in the UAE.

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