Australia A squads named

06 Jun 2014

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Cricket Australia's National Selection Panel has announced the squads for the Australia A Series in Brisbane, Darwin and Townsville in July and August.

Aus A squad v India A, Brisbane (two four-day matches, 6-16 July)

James Faulkner - C (TAS)
Cameron Boyce (QLD)
Ben Cutting (QLD)
Alex Doolan (TAS)
Peter Forrest (QLD)
Josh Hazlewood (NSW)
Moises Henriques (NSW)
Phillip Hughes (SA)
Chris Lynn (QLD)
Mitchell Marsh (WA)
Kane Richardson (SA)
Chadd Sayers (SA)
Sam Whiteman (WA)

One day matches, Darwin & Palmerston (20 July-2 August)

Cameron White - C (VIC)
Cameron Boyce (QLD)
Pat Cummins (NSW)
Ben Cutting (QLD)
Alex Doolan (TAS)
Callum Ferguson (SA)
Josh Hazlewood (NSW)
Moises Henriques (NSW)
Phillip Hughes (SA)
Chris Lynn (QLD)
Mitchell Marsh (WA)
Clint McKay (VIC)
Peter Nevill (NSW)
Kane Richardson (SA)

Aus A squad v South Africa, Townsville (two four-day matches, 7-17 August)

James Faulkner - C (TAS)
Jason Behrendorff (WA) subject to fitness
Tom Cooper (SA)
Ben Cutting (QLD)
Callum Ferguson (SA)
Peter Forrest (QLD)
Josh Hazlewood (NSW)
Moises Henriques (NSW)
Phillip Hughes (SA)
Chris Lynn (QLD)
Peter Nevill (NSW)
Steve O’Keefe (NSW) subject to fitness
Chadd Sayers (SA)

Incoming National Selector Rod Marsh said: “We have one addition to the squad in Clint McKay from the original wider squad of 21 named in April. Clint is our top ranked ODI bowler in the ICC rankings and will play in the one-day quad series in Darwin.

“Both Mitchell Starc and Nathan Lyon are on stand-by for these series and may well play in some matches over this period as part of their build-up to our upcoming overseas tours.

“James Faulkner has been named Captain for the two sets of four-day matches to be played in Brisbane and Townsville. James is a young man with plenty of character and possesses a great desire to win. He is still developing as an all-rounder but we believe this captaincy provides him an opportunity to do that as well as develop his leadership skills.

“Cameron White has been selected as Captain of the one-day team for the quad series in Darwin. Cameron is a very good captain with loads of experience and will set a fine leadership example to the younger players.”

Both Jason Behrendorff (achilles)  and Steven O’Keefe (right shoulder) have been selected subject to fitness.

The Australian squad for the ODI tour to Zimbabwe will be named in August with the squad to assemble in camp in Brisbane prior to departure on 20 August.