Four Warriors Named In Australia A Squad
19 May 2017  

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Alcohol.Think Again Western Warriors quartet Ashton Agar, Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff and Hilton Cartwright have been selected for the Australia A tour to South Africa in July.

The two squads feature a mix of experience and youth for the two four-day matches and four one-day matches.

National Selector Trevor Hohns said: "We have opted for a well-balanced squad featuring some experience blended with younger players, with an emphasis on building our depth for the future.

"This is a great chance for these players to experience foreign conditions against a quality international sides and really test their skills.

"With an upcoming Test Series in South Africa early next year it is also an opportunity to impress with their performances and put their names forward for consideration.

Speaking on the MOU negotiation, Cricket Australia Executive General Manager of Team Performance, Pat Howard said: "Selectors have chosen this squad irrespective and independent of the status of the MOU.

"We are confident that there will be a resolution in place by 30 June and look forward to continuing to support these players to perform at their very best on the global stage.”

The team will play two four-day matches against South Africa A before participating in a one-day Tri-Series with South Africa A and India A.

The squad will depart for South Africa on 8 July.

Four-day squad:

Usman Khawaja (captain), Glenn Maxwell (vice-captain), Ashton Agar, Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Jackson Bird, Alex Carey, Hilton Cartwright, Travis Head, Kurtis Patterson, Chadd Sayers, Mitchell Swepson, Chris Tremain, Jack Wildermuth,

One-day squad:

Travis Head (captain), Ashton Agar, Jason Behrendorff, Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Hilton Cartwright, Sam Heazlett, Moises Henriques, Daniel Hughes, Kane Richardson, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Swepson, Chris Tremain, Jack Wildermuth

Australia A tour of South Africa - Fixtures:

Four-day matches

12 July – 15 July: Australia A v South Africa A at Tukkies

19 July – 22 July: Australia A v South Africa A at Senwes Park

One-day tri-series

26 July: Australia A v India A at Tukkies

30 July: Australia A v South Africa A at Groenkloof

1 August: Australia A v India A at Tukkies

5 August: Australia A v South Africa A at Tukkies

8 August: Tri Series Final at Tukkies