Cricket Australia has announced a 12-member squad for the upcoming two-day tour game against England that will be played on 9th and 10th December at Richardson Park in Perth.
The squad consists of four players from Tasmania, three each from Victoria and Western Australia and two from South Australia. Travis Dean, Sam Harper, Jake Doran and Gabe Bell have already played Sheffield Shield this season while six have featured in JLT One-Day Cup this year.
Cricket Australia National Talent Manager and National Selector Greg Chappell stated that the game will be a perfect opportunity for the young players to exhibit their skill and talent against an international team.
"We wanted to field as strong a side as possible, and it’s pleasing to have a number of players involved with first-class and domestic one-day experience,” Chappell said.
"On the batting front, Travis Dean and Jake Doran both have first-class hundreds to their name, while a number of up-and-coming players such as Clint Hinchliffe and Jake Winter also get a chance to shine.
"Josh Philippe from Western Australia impressed in his last match against England, when he scored 88, and he will take the gloves, allowing Jake Doran and Sam Harper to focus on their batting.
"Gabe Bell is a young player who has performed well in the Sheffield Shield this season, and this is a great opportunity for him, while there is plenty of variety on the spin-bowling front with Clint Hinchliffe, Mac Wright and Michael Cormack."
Cricket Australia XI squad: Gabe Bell, Alex Bevilaqua, Nick Buchanan, Michael Cormack, Travis Dean, Jake Doran, Sam Harper, Clint Hinchliffe, Jackson Koop, Josh Philippe, Jake Winter, Mac Wright.
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