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Australia Announce Test Squad For South Africa, T20 Squad For New Zealand Tour

By IANS News
January 27, 2021 • 10:37 AM View: 2670

In four Tests against India, Wade scored just 173 runs in the eight innings he played.

"The squad is quite similar to that selected for the final two Tests of the recently-completed Border-Gavaskar series, with the exception of Matt Wade, who will join the Australian men's T20I squad in New Zealand, and the addition of Alex Carey, who has been in strong form with both bat and gloves," national selector Trevor Hohns said.


"David Warner, Will Pucovski and Marcus Harris all opened at different stages against India and should be well-suited to the conditions in South Africa. Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith were in good form during the Australian summer and Travis Head has an opportunity to reclaim the No. 5 spot.

"We've been very impressed with Cameron Green's first foray into Test cricket as an all-rounder batting at No. 6 and we have great depth with the in-form Moises Henriques also in the squad. Tim Paine was excellent at No.7 against India and as a batsman, wicketkeeper and captain still has much to offer in the Test arena," he added.

The selectors have also included 19-year-old Tanveer Sangha who came out with an impressive performance with Sydney Thunder, where he has 21 wickets from 14 games in the ongoing Big Bash.

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