Canberra: Set to make his Test debut against India, Australian batsman Ed Cowan on Wednesday said he didn't feel nervous facing their bowlers during a practice match here and is wondering how the visitors would cope if their injury-prone pacers break down at the same time.
Cowan, who hit 109 against the Indians in a drawn practice match here, was drafted into the Australian squad for the opening Test starting on Monday in Melbourne.
"I told a friend on the phone it was probably the least nervous I've been all season. It felt like a free hit for me, that's probably the best I've played all season. I think from ball one, I don't think I played a bad shot," Cowan said.