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Maxwell Misses Out; Marsh, Head to Lead Australia A Squad in India

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: May 30, 2018, 10:29 AM IST
Maxwell Misses Out; Marsh, Head to Lead Australia A Squad in India

Glenn Maxwell (Image credit: BCCI)

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Mitchell Marsh will lead the four-day squad for Australia A which is set to tour India in September. Travis Head will lead the limited overs team, that will take part in the tri-series, consisting of India and South Africa.

Marsh will skipper a side which is filled with players who have already played for the senior side, consisting of Ashton Agar, Peter Handscomb, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Matthew Renshaw.

"We’re looking for leaders for future Australian teams, and Travis, Mitch and Alex are all very impressive young men," selector Trevor Hohns was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.

"Travis and Mitch both have captaincy experience at state level, and this is an exciting opportunity for them to lead a new group of players in different conditions. Alex, as our Twenty20 vice-captain in the UK and Zimbabwe, is also someone we rate very highly as a leader, and this is another opportunity for him to develop those skills," he added.

Glenn Maxwell was among the big names that missed out on the selection.

"We’ve got a couple of really experienced international cricketers, a large group who have had a taste of playing for Australia already, and some emerging players who have performed strongly and we believe have the potential to one day play for their country."

"It’s an extremely important tour, as we look for players who can adapt and find ways to excel in sub-continent conditions," Hohns further said.

Australia A four-day squad: Mitchell Marsh (c), Alex Carey (vc), Ashton Agar, Brendan Doggett, Peter Handscomb, Travis Head, Jon Holland, Usman Khawaja, Michael Neser, Joel Paris, Kurtis Patterson, Matthew Renshaw, Mitch Swepson, Chris Tremain

Australia A one-day squad: Travis Head (c), Alex Carey (vc), Ashton Agar, Peter Handscomb, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Michael Neser, Matthew Renshaw, Jhye Richardson, D’Arcy Short, Billy Stanlake, Mitch Swepson, Chris Tremain, Jack Wildermuth
First Published: May 30, 2018, 10:29 AM IST
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