Australia v England - 3rd Test: Day 3
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 28: Scott Boland of Australia appeals successfully for LBW to dismiss Jonny Bairstow of England during day three of the Third Test match in the Ashes series between Australia and England at Melbourne Cricket Ground on December 28, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
Australia v England - 3rd Test: Day 3

Australian Ashes hero Scott Boland is understood to be gaining interest from English county clubs following his sensational Test dominance over England.

Boland has quickly cemented his place in Justin Langer's attack following a stunning debut in Melbourne and an equally striking return in Sydney, amassing 14 wickets at an average of 8.64 across the two victories.

The 32-year-old's stocks have soared within the Australian camp in place of absent incumbents, and interest from abroad is reportedly rising just as fast.

According to News CorpBoland is already on the receiving end of offers from English clubs and is becoming one of the most coveted players at the domestic level.

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A move to the UK would do the Victorian wonders, with Boland sure to be setting his sights on backing up his illustrious 2021-22 summer next year when the Aussies travel to England for the next Ashes series.

Further development on British pitches and forging his craft with a Duke ball would bode well for Boland's young international career, with the fast bowler having only ventured to IPL outfit Rising Pune Supergiant outside of Australian shores.

Having made history in joining Jason Gillespie as the only Indigenous male cricketers to represent Australia at Test level, there are further hallmarks for Boland to secure.

Gillespie, a former coach of county clubs Yorkshire and Sussex, said Boland is sure to blossom in county cricket should he make the move.

"He will have half a dozen counties after him, mark my words," Gillespie said, per The Daily Telegraph.

“They will be lining up to sign him. He would be a great county pro, there is no doubt about that. I can guarantee you he will do well in England with the Duke ball.

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“If I was still coaching in county cricket, I would certainly be on the blower to him, that‘s for sure.’’

Boland is currently battling a rib injury that required the treatment of painkillers throughout the course of the Sydney Test, with his fitness still in question ahead of the final match in Hobart on Friday.

It is understood that Boland will likely continue to rely on the medication should he be named in Australia's XI this week, with Langer and the sectors weighing up a number of options for their bowling attack to take to the field at Bellerive Oval.

Pink-ball specialist Mitchell Starc is another strike-piece that could be sidelined, with the pace bowler potentially being rested for the Tasmanian Test.

Australia are set to announce their XI for the fifth Test as early as tomorrow, with the selections of Starc and Boland remaining up in the air.