CA XI tour squad announced against West Indies
Cricket Australia (CA) today announced the CA XI side that will face the West Indies in a four-day tour match at Allan Border Field in Brisbane, starting on Wednesday 2 December.
The match will be the West Indies first hit-out ahead of the Commonwealth Bank First Test against Australia, beginning on Thursday 10 December at Blundstone Arena in Hobart.
James Peirson (wk) (c) – QLD
Jordan Silk – TAS
Jake Carder – WA
Nick Stevens – QLD
Josh Inglis (wk) – WA
Matthew Short – VIC
Tom Andrews – SA
Michael Neser – QLD
Ryan Sidebottom – VIC
Cameron Boyce – QLD
Ryan Lees – TAS
James Bazley 12th man – QLD
The squad features a host of Australia’s top-emerging talent and will be led by Queensland’s James Peirson.
Commenting on the squad Cricket Australia’s National Talent Manager Greg Chappell said: “A newer look West Indies side will provide some great experience for this CA XI which includes a mixture of those who have represented Australia and some exciting talent emerging through state ranks.The squad features a host of Australia’s top-emerging talent and will be led by Queensland’s James Peirson.
“This will be a good leadership opportunity for James Peirson who most recently played in the CA XI squad in the Matador One Day Cup, and has also represented Australia in the national Under 19 squad. James currently captains the Queensland Academy of Sport 2nd XI in the Toyota Futures League and has performed admirably at this level. We expect this opportunity will allow him to build on that experience.
“James will share keeping duties with Western Australia’s Josh Inglis, who has been impressive in the WA and CA pathway talent programs.
“A number of the squad have represented Australia at various levels, most notably Cameron Boyce in T20 Internationals. Cameron impressed for Australia A in last year’s four-day matches against India A and this is a good opportunity for him to continue developing his red-ball game against the West Indies Test outfit.
“Players like Matthew Short, Jordan Silk, Tom Andrews, Nick Stevens and Michael Neser have been coming up through the ranks for a while and the West Indies side will provide another good challenge for these young players to impress,” Chappell said.
CA’s National Batting Coach, Michael Di Venuto will coach the side with Bupa National Cricket Centre (Bupa NCC) Head Coach Troy Cooley his Assistant Coach.
The squad will assemble in Brisbane on Tuesday 1 December. Further details on training and media activities will be distributed on Monday.