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Lloyd Pope believes Australian cricket would benefit by picking Mitch Swepson for the third Test at the SCG.
The 20-year-old from South Australia and the Sydney Sixers was excited by the thought of an outright leg-spinner being picked to play a Test for Australia.
Australia's highest-ever wicket-taker Shane Warne has been steadfast in his calls for Swepson to play in the third Test against New Zealand.
Nathan Lyon rejected the idea of him being rested for the Test but confirmed that he was a big fan of Swepson and his recent form in the Sheffield Shield.
However, the allure of playing two spinners at the SCG remains great and Pope believes now would be a great time to inspire a new generation of Australian leg-spinners.
"I'm going to be a little bit biased I reckon he should jump straight in," Pope exclusively told Sporting News after the Sydney Sixers defeated the Sydney Thunder on Saturday at the SCG.
"It would be great for Australian leg-spin if he plays in that SCG Test, so good luck to him.
"[The] SCG is a turning wicket.
"I definitely will be watching if he does play."
Pope has been one of the most promising leg-spinners to come through the Australian ranks in recent years.
However, he admits that there is a demand for spin bowlers to be more of an all-rounder if they want to get picked for higher honours.
"It's tough to weigh in on that debate, I think there are a lot of talented spinners coming through but they're trying to become multi-faceted I think," Pope said.
"Their batting needs to be great, their fielding needs to be great, as do quick bowlers as well.
"People are finding their feet and hopefully we will see with the likes of Sweps [Swepson] and he can ignite a couple of sparks in the youth to bowl some more leg-spin."
Pope is coming off a standout performance in the Big Bash where he took his best-ever T20 figures of 3/23.
It included the wicket of talented T20 superstar Chris Morris and Pope believes that he has finally found his form at that level.
"Yeah I think I'm finding my feet a little bit, I've always had that confidence and feel like I'm at this level where I'm good enough to play there," Pope said.
"It's nice to finally take a few wickets, the boys were giving me a little bit of grief about only having my third wicket the other game.
"I'm feeling like I'm bowling really well over the last few months in red-ball cricket, it's nice that things are coming along."
Pope credits some of his recent BBL success to teammate Stephen O'Keefe, who he believes is still one of the best spin bowlers in the country.
"He's [O'Keefe] awesome," Pope said.
"[He's] one of the best spin bowlers in Australia still going around.
"I think his career is a bit under-appreciated for what he's been able to do so he's amazingly talented in the mind and the way he talks about the game is awesome.
"To be one on one with him and for him to talk to me about my bowling is a real blessing."
Pope was signing autographs past midnight in Sydney, with fans clamouring to get some time with one of cricket's newest cult heroes.
The chance to play in front of 35,000 people is a feeling that Pope described as "amazing" and one of the moments of his career.
While all the talk is about Mitchell Swepson playing at the SCG, Lloyd Pope is quietly learning his craft there in the BBL and within a few years, his is likely to be the name on everyone's lips.
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