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Gillespie delays Yorkshire debut

The fast bowler delayed his planned debut for English country side Yorkshire against Derbyshire because of travel weariness.

india Updated: Apr 23, 2006 17:50 IST

Fast bowler Jason Gillespie delayed his planned debut for English country side Yorkshire against Derbyshire on Sunday because of travel weariness.

The Australian joined up with his new Yorkshire team-mates at Headingley, but did not play after arriving from Bangladesh on Saturday.

"I had hoped to get stuck in straight away but having just played in back-to-back Test matches before some long flights I did not feel it was the best preparation," said Gillespie.

"After talking to Craig White and Darren Lehmann I decided to get over my tiredness and make absolutely sure I am fully recovered in time for Yorkshire's Championship match against Warwickshire at Edgbaston on Wednesday."

Gillespie said he accepted that his days in Australia's one-day side were probably over but he felt that he still had a lot to offer at Test level.

"I would love to be a part of the Ashes series but that is a long way off yet and at the moment I am concentrating solely on taking wickets for Yorkshire," he said.