Cricketer Matt Short thinks he could have made more runs

MATT Short feels as though he has under-performed at the ICC Under-19 World Cup despite making two half-centuries in the tournament thus far.

The Ballarat cricketer and his Australian teammates will today take on South Africa in Dubai for a place in the final against Pakistan.

Short told The Courier he should have done better with the bat, even though he has made 96, 36 and 52 in three of the four games.

“I’ve definitely under-performed as an opening batsman. Going on with the few starts I’ve had would’ve been ideal but I know what I need to do to go on. It’s all a mental thing,” the former East Ballarat youngster said.

Short said Australia had the potential to win the World Cup.

Following the World Cup, Short will take a well-earned rest before embarking on a three-month stint at Cricket Australia’s Centre of Excellence in Brisbane towards the end of April.

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