Sydney – Cricket Australia (CA) on Wednesday introduced two 14-player squads to constitute Australia ‘A’ in one-day and four-day suits on a excursion of India in August and September with Mitch Marsh and Travis Head named as captains.
The squad will play a one-day tri-series in opposition to India A and South Africa ‘A’ in Vijayawada – with two suits in opposition to every opponent, plus a last – adopted by way of two four-day suits in opposition to India A in Vizag.
South Australia’s Head will captain the one-day workforce, whilst Western Australia’s Marsh will lead the four-day facet. South Australia wicketkeeper Alex Carey can be vice-captain for each squads.
The squads boast a wealth of gamers with world revel in in no less than one structure for Australia, with simply six gamers – Queensland’s Marnus Labuschagne, Michael Neser, Jack Wildermuth, Brendan Doggett and Mitch Swepson, plus New South Wales’ Kurtis Patterson – but to play for the Aussies.
Talking at the appointment of captains Travis Head and Mitch Marsh, and vice-captain Alex Carey, Hohns stated: “We are on the lookout for leaders for long run Australian groups, and Travis, Mitch and Alex are all very spectacular younger males.
“Travis and Mitch each have captaincy revel in at state degree, and that is a thrilling alternative for them to guide a brand new workforce of gamers in numerous prerequisites.
“Alex, as our Twenty20 vice-captain in the United Kingdom and Zimbabwe, could also be any individual we fee very extremely as a pacesetter, and that is any other alternative for him to broaden the ones abilities.”
Most effective two gamers decided on have not begun to characteristic in both an Australia or Australia ‘A’ squad – rapid bowler Brendan Doggett and batsman Marnus Labuschagne, each from Queensland.
Hohns added: “Marnus and Brendan each got here throughout the Nationwide Efficiency Squad program ultimate yr, and carried out strongly for Queensland ultimate summer season.
“Brendan is a thrilling rapid bowler with authentic tempo, who has inspired along with his wicket-taking skill within the Sheffield Protect.
“Marnus has put in combination some truly excellent performances with the bat during the last 12 months, in particular at one-day degree.”
Australia A four-day squad: Mitchell Marsh (captain), Alex Carey (vice-captain), Ashton Agar, Brendan Doggett, Peter Handscomb, Travis Head, Jon Holland, Usman Khawaja, Michael Neser, Joel Paris, Kurtis Patterson, Matthew Renshaw, Mitch Swepson, Chris Tremain
Australia A one-day squad: Travis Head (captain), Alex Carey (vice-captain), Ashton Agar, Peter Handscomb, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Michael Neser, Matthew Renshaw, Jhye Richardson, D’Arcy Brief, Billy Stanlake, Mitch Swepson, Chris Tremain, Jack Wildermuth
Australia excursion to India time table
One-Day fixtures – Vijayawada
17 August v India A
19 August v South Africa A
23 August v India A
25 August v South Africa A
29 August – Tri-Sequence Ultimate
4-Day fixtures – Vizag
2 – five September v India A
8 – 11 September v India A