Bangalore: Western Australia batsman Luke Pomersbach knows it will be difficult to get a chance to play for Royal Challengers Bangalore with so many good foreign players in their ranks but said he will "grab the chance with both hands" if he gets an opportunity in the fifth edition of the IPL.
"It is going to be tough (to get a chance with Chris Gayle, Tillakratne Dilshan, Daniel Vettori and Muttaiah Muralitharan competing to get into the playing team). I have to wait until the day before the game. If (coach Ray) Jennings asks me to pad up, I will grab it with both hands," he told reporters on Wednesday during net practice at Chinnaswamy Stadium.
Asked if he chose IPL to make a comeback in the Australian team, Pomersbach said he turned up for this IPL as he had two more years of contract left and he was fit and raring to go.
On how different it is to play for Western Australia and IPL, he said it is fantastic to be part of a league where he rubs shoulders with Gayle, AB de Villiers and Daniel Vettori.
"With such players around it is a great learning curve for someone like me who hasn't had too many international games under my belt," he said.
Asked about his IPL preparations, Pomersbach said he is trying to get acclimatised to Indian conditions and pitches by facing as many balls possible in the nets.
"It is nice to face lot of bowlers, especially on this track, which is little different from Australian pitches," he said.
Pomersbach has had a few disciplinary run-ins which led to an indefinite ban by WACA in August 2009. It was soon lifted and he has been solid since returning to first class cricket in January 2010.
Asked if he did a lot of talking to senior cricketers during his rough phase, Pomersbach credited Stephen Atkinson (coach), Tom Moody, Kim Hughes (batting coach) and his father for helping him.
"I just want to be positive about my game and enjoy it and stop thinking about other things," he said.
Asked about the out-of-form Australia batsman Shaun Marsh who plays for Kings XI Punjab, Pomersbach said he wouldn't be surprised if the southpaw comes out of the groove and plunders runs to end up among the top three run-getters.
"Shaun is a fantastic player. He will come out of it. He works harder than anyone I know off the field," he said.