Rob Quiney
Rob Quiney

Rob Quiney's first innings after his Test demotion may not have gone quite to plan but the opener is determined to put a horrid last week behind him.

Quiney posted a pair of ducks in the second Test in Adelaide, being caught behind twice.

And his run of poor luck extended to Wednesday's Ryobi One-Day Cup clash, where he was dismissed in a similar manner for 14 opening for Victoria against South Australia.

But while clearly disappointed to be missing the series-deciding third Test against South Africa in Perth, Quiney said he is determined to keep making runs and ensuring he's one of the batsmen Australia can call on if necessary.

"I try to forget about it pretty quickly to be honest," Quiney told ''Foxsports'' when asked how he was coming to terms with his disappointing scores in the Test.

"But obviously if I do get a chance again at some stage in the future, I've got to make sure that I don't nick 'em early for starters and just be, maybe better prepared or try and be mentally stronger.

"So I'll get back to the drawing board and go out and try and make some runs in the Big Bash now (with the Melbourne Stars) and then Sheffield Shield games after (that).

"It was an amazing experience for me," he added.

"I had a brilliant time, apart from nicking a couple of balls early, and the boys were really good to me.

"It was just a bit of a shame I couldn't reward them with some runs and unfortunately I couldn't play in a win either.

"Hopefully they can get over the line starting from Friday."

Quiney also clarified some comments made on Tuesday about having a 'new-found respect' for Test cricket after playing the first two matches against South Africa.

"It wasn't that I had a lack of respect (for Test cricket)," he said.

"Fielding for 140 overs in that second innings in Adelaide, it was a grind.

"I felt the grind on myself just fielding and a few other boys the same, let alone the blokes like the bowlers, like Peter Siddle, he's gone down and gave his heart for the side.

"It was just one of those things, we got them eight down and so close.

"We spent five days trying to build up the game and get a win, and winning a Test match is, I reckon, a great honour.

"We came so close but we couldn't get over the line.

"In a sense it was disappointing but it was such a really good contest and battle out there so it's a shame to miss the next one 'cause it's so important."


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