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No problem shifting from four-day to Twenty20 mode: Reardon

Nathan Reardon
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NATHAN Reardon is well used to the demands placed on modern cricketers to quickly adapt to different formats.

He has battled the image as a short form specialist, but played three consecutive first-class matches for Queensland before the Sheffield Shield broke for the Big Bash League this summer.

Reardon had no problem shifting from four-day to Twenty20 mode for the Adelaide Strikers.

"We were lucky we had a week and a half before our first game (with the Strikers)," Reardon said.

"So it was good to go in with a bit of T20 practice.

"We're playing enough cricket now to understand how to jump between formats."

Jumping from first-class to shorter form cricket that is.

Reardon concedes it is not as easy going the other way.

Fellow Ipswich Grammar School product Shane Watson proved as much when he struggled to turn dominant Twenty20 form into Test runs for Australia this summer.

It is a prospect Reardon hopes to face when the Big Bash League is over and he returns to Queensland.

"My spot is not cemented in the four-day stuff," he said of his place in the Queensland Bulls Sheffield Shield team.

"That's one of my goals. In a few games this year I haven't (played) terribly.

"But the key is to make my starts count."

Beyond that, there is the prospect of playing in the Indian Premier League T20 tournament in April and May. There are big bucks there on offer but they are not at the top of Reardon's list of priorities.

"I'm in the IPL auction this year," he said.

"It's just a bonus if I get picked up.

"If not, I'm not too stressed."

If he is, Reardon is confident he can adapt.

Topics:  adelaide strikers, big bash league, ipswich grammar school, nathan reardon, queensland bulls, sheffield shield



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