Nathan Coulter-Nile is putting in some strong performances in IPL 8 and he might find himself in selection frame for the limited-over leg of the tour of England.
Coulter-Nile has actually been one of the most successful Australian players this IPL.
In India, it has often been difficult for the overseas fast bowlers to come in and create an impression because of the lack of pace in the pitches, but, Coulter-Nile has taken great advantage of his height and has troubled a lot of players with the bounce.
And, he has got such a nice high arm action.
Coulter-Nile is not the speediest in the world. His pace is quite average. He is not someone whom you would see bowling 150 kilometres per hour. He will be nagging somewhere around 135, but, his areas are almost always spot-on and that’s why, the back of the length or the short deliveries that he bowls, they are so effective.
With the batting too, Coulter-Nile has impressed. He hasn’t played any big knock though, but, some of the shots that he has played coming lower down the order, it definitely seems that he has got a bit of potential with the bat.
He has already represented Australia in a few One day Internationals, 10 to be precise and this summer, he would definitely win more international caps if he keeps performing like this.
He might have found himself in contention for the Ashes squad too, but, that squad was announced quite early by the selectors and thus, the 27-year old can now hope for a place in the ODI and T20 squads only as far as the England tour is concerned.
Coulter-Nile averages 30 with the ball in the ODIs that he has played so far. He has got 16 wickets under his belt.