CA XI announced for Indian tour match

13 Nov 2014

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Cricket Australia (CA) have announced a 12-man CA XI squad to face India in the first of two, two-day tour matches in Adelaide.

It serves as a tour match for the Indian side ahead of the Commonwealth Bank Test Series, beginning at the Gabba in Brisbane on Thursday 4 December.

The CA XI squad

Ashton Turner (c) WA
Ryan Carters NSW
Alex Gregory SA
Sam Grimwade VIC
Sebastian Gotch VIC
Josh Lalor NSW
David Moody WA
Jonte Pattison NSW
Gurinder Sandhu NSW
Matthew Short VIC
Kelvin Smith SA
Nick Stevens QLD

Commenting on the squad CA's National Talent Manager Greg Chappell said: "India is a strong international team so it will be a great experience for this CA XI, which includes some of the most exciting young cricketers in the country.

"This will be another great opportunity for Captain Ashton Turner, who has great leadership potential. He recently captained a CA XI side to victory over South Africa in a T20 tour match, in which he also performed admirably with the bat.

"Gurinder Sandhu is a highly-regarded fast bowler who has performed consistently well at domestic level and underage international level. He was very impressive in the two four-day matches against South Africa A in August this year and we expect that he will perform well against this high quality team.

"Nick Stevens has been in good touch with the bat for Queensland this season, most notably he made his maiden first-class century with his knock of 158 against South Australia in the first round of the Bupa Sheffield Shield."

CA's Bupa National Cricket Centre (Bupa NCC) Head Coach Troy Cooley will coach the side, with Bupa NCC High Performance Coach Graeme Hick as Assistant Coach. Chappell will accompany the side as Team Manager.

Cricket Australia XI v India at Gliderol Stadium, Adelaide

Monday 24 - Tuesday 25 November, 2014
Gates Open: 9.14am
Session Times (local time): 10.30am - 12.30pm 1.10pm - 3.10pm 5.30pm - 5.30pm
Umpires: Damien Mealey, Paul Wilson
Match Referee: Bob Stratford
Tickets: Available at the gate, $10 Adults $5 Concession FREE Children 15 years and under