JAMIE Porter has his eye on claiming a prize wicket as Essex prepare to play host to the one of the best cricket teams in the world today.

The Essex bowler is likely to line up against Australia this week after he broke into the team at the start of the season and put in a number of impressive displays.

And, as his burgeoning reputation continues to grow, the 22-year-old is now looking forward to bowling to some of the world’s top batsmen.

And he has his eye on taking the wicket of Aussie opening batsmen David Warner, ahead of the start of the four-day match at the Essex County Ground this morning.

“I can’t wait for the match,” he said. “I have tried to get away from cricket over the weekend but it is back to business as usual this week and we are all excited for the match.

“They have so many talented players in their team but David Warner has the capability to score runs quickly with his aggressive style. So to get him early would be a good one. Michael Clarke wouldn’t be bad either!

“Personally, this game is huge for me as it’s the chance to show what I can do in front of a broader audience and hopefully the right people will take notice.”

Porter admits he would love to play for his country but says that is firmly in the back of his mind at present despite his remarkable rise to prominence.

The bowler was plying his trade in the Shepherd Neame Premier Division for Chingford this time last year, as well as the Essex second XI.

Since then he has taken 38 wickets for Essex in 10 matches, taking six wickets against Gloucestershire in Essex’s last County Championship game.

And he says even he has been surprised at how quickly he has adapted to first-class cricket.

“I am a bit surprised,” he said. “I don’t want to do anything different against Australia as my technique has worked well for me so far.

“The players they have are fantastic. We know how good they are but I am hopeful I will be able to make an impression.