The Cricket Australia (CA) National Selection Panel (NSP) has today announced a 13-player squad for the second Vodafone Test against South Africa starting Thursday at the Adelaide Oval.
The only amendment to the squad initially named for the first Vodafone Test is that Rob Quiney remains after he was added in Brisbane.
The Australian squad for the first Vodafone Test is:
Michael Clarke (c), NSW
Shane Watson (vc), NSW
Ed Cowan, TAS
Ben Hilfenhaus, TAS
Mike Hussey, WA
Nathan Lyon, SA
James Pattinson, VIC
Ricky Ponting, TAS
Rob Quiney, VIC
Peter Siddle, VIC
Mitchell Starc, NSW
Matthew Wade, VIC
David Warner, NSW
Commenting on the team, National Selector John Inverarity said: “The National Selection Panel has selected a squad of 13 players for the second Vodafone Test.
“The only change from the original 12-player squad named on 29 October is that Rob Quiney remains with the squad after joining the group in Brisbane following Shane Watson’s withdrawal.
“Shane Watson is making steady progress from his calf injury, but it is too early to determine if he will be fit to come under consideration for selection; the game beginning next Thursday.
“The NSP was very pleased with the strong showing by Michael Clarke’s team after an indifferent opening day of the first Vodafone Test in Brisbane.
“They were put under pressure early, but showed great composure to not only regroup but then put considerable pressure on South Africa.
“Josh Hazlewood was in Brisbane as a development player, however due to RYOBI One-Day Cup commitments he won’t be in Adelaide. Josh gained valuable experience by being around the team in Brisbane. At this stage the NSP is yet to determine if this opportunity will be offered to another developing player for the second Vodafone Test in Adelaide,” Inverarity said.
The match will be broadcast live on the NINE Network, live on ABC radio and live on mobile devices via the Cricket LIVE Australia app, developed by Vodafone, as well as live scores on cricket.com.au. Play is scheduled to commence daily at 10:30am (Adelaide time) with gates open from 8am (Adelaide time).
Tickets are still available for the match and fans who choose to pre-purchase their tickets prior to the game will save compared to the ticket price they would pay at the gate, with Cricket Australia introducing tiered pricing for the first time this season. Log on to www.cricket.com.au/tickets to book your seats.