Bushrangers announce 2014-15 squad

28 Apr 2014

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The Commonwealth Bank Bushrangers have welcomed five new additions to their 2014-15 playing list.

Commonwealth Bank Bushrangers 2014-15 playing list
Fawad Ahmed
Ben Ashkenazi (rookie)
Aaron Ayre (rookie)
Scott Boland
Louis Cameron (rookie)
Dan Christian
Aaron Finch (CA contract)
Seb Gotch (rookie)
Peter Handscomb
Jake Haberfield
John Hastings
Jon Holland
David Hussey
Alexander Keath
Glenn Maxwell (CA contract)
Clint McKay
James Muirhead
James Pattinson (CA contract)
Robert Quiney
Jake Reed
Chris Rogers (CA contract)
Matt Short (rookie)
Peter Siddle (CA contract)
Ryan Sidebottom
Marcus Stoinis
Chris Tremain
Matthew Wade
Guy Walker (rookie)
Cameron White

IN: Haberfield, Reed, Tremain, Gotch (rookie), Ashkenazi (rookie), Ayre (rookie)
OUT: Hill, Herrick, Sheridan, I.Holland (rookie)


Pacemen Jake Haberfield and Chris Tremain along with wicketkeeper Aaron Ayre join the previously announced trio of Ben Ashkenazi, Seb Gotch and Jake Reed as new inclusions to the squad.

Former South Australian quick Jake Haberfield earned his selection after a brilliant season with Bartercard Premier Cricket premiers Footscray-Edgewater, in which he claimed 59 wickets, including three seven-wicket hauls and a bag of six in the Final.

Haberfield, who played two Bupa Sheffield Shield matches for Victoria last season, has an imposing limited overs record.

The right arm quick, who played 29 matches for South Australia, has the third lowest bowling average in Australian domestic one-day history (21.38), behind only Dennis Lillee and Geoff Dymock, and the third lowest strike rate (26.00), bettered only by Stuart MacGill and Shaun Tait.

Victorian State Talent Manager Andrew Lynch said Haberfield's selection was a just reward for his season at Premier level.

"He had a great year and performed in the big games, taking his side to a premiership," Lynch said.

"He certainly wasn't out of his depth in his two matches with the state side and was probably unlucky not to have played more."

The inclusion of Tremain, who has played six first-class matches for New South Wales, will further strengthen the state's fast bowling depth.

"We are really excited about Tremain - he is a 22-year-old fast bowler who bowls with good pace and outswing," Lynch said.

"He suffered from a lack of opportunities at New South Wales but we think we can give him that."

Rookie listed player Ayre will push for a top-order position in the Bushrangers line-up.
"He had an impressive season with Essendon and is only 21-years-old," Lynch said.
"He also gives us another young wicketkeeping option."

David Hussey will play another season with the Bushrangers as well as having a role as a part-time batting coach.

"Huss' main role next year will be to develop the young batters," Lynch said.
"This will include captaining the 2nd XI and Futures League side when required."