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Trio of Stars named in Australia A squad

19 May 2017

Cricket Australia today announced two 14-player squads for the Australia A tour of South Africa in July.

Glenn Maxwell, Scott Boland and Marcus Stoinis have been named in Australia A squads to tour South Africa in July. 

Maxwell has been named vice-captain of the four-day squad, a reward for his recent success as captain of IPL side King's XI Pubjab, in which he relished the added responsibility hitting 310 runs at a strike rate of 173.18.

The four-day side will play two matches against South Africa A from 12-15 July and 19-22 July.

Boland and Stoinis both feature in the one-day side, which will take part in a tri-series against both South Africa A and India A ahead of the final on 8 August between the top two finishing sides.

National Selector Trevor Hohns said: “We have opted for a well-balanced squad featuring some experience blended with younger players, with an emphasis on building our depth for the future.

“This is a great chance for these players to experience foreign conditions against a quality international sides and really test their skills.

“With an upcoming Test Series in South Africa early next year it is also an opportunity to impress with their performances and put their names forward for consideration.”

On selecting Maxwell as vice-captain, Hohns said:

“He [Khawaja] will gel nicely with Glenn who recently had some captaincy experience in the IPL and we believe will respond well to this extra responsibility.”

The squad will depart for South Africa on July 8.

 

Australia A four-day squad

Usman Khawaja (C)

Glenn Maxwell (VC)

Ashton Agar

Cameron Bancroft

Jason Behrendorff

Jackson Bird

Alex Carey

Hilton Cartwright

Travis Head

Kurtis Patterson

Chadd Sayers

Mitchell Swepson

Chris Tremain

Jack Wildermuth

 

Australia A one-day squad

Travis Head (C)

Ashton Agar

Jason Behrendorff

Scott Boland

Alex Carey

Hilton Cartwright

Sam Heazlett

Moises Henriques

Daniel Hughes

Kane Richardson

Marcus Stoinis

Mitchell Swepson

Chris Tremain

Jack Wildermuth

 

Australia A tour of South Africa - Fixtures

Four-day matches

12 July – 15 July: Australia A v South Africa A at Tukkies

19 July – 22 July: Australia A v South Africa A at Senwes Park

One-day tri-series

26 July: Australia A v India A at Tukkies

30 July: Australia A v South Africa A at Groenkloof

1 August: Australia A v India A at Tukkies

5 August: Australia A v South Africa A at Tukkies

8 August: Tri Series Final at Tukkies

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