Cricket Australia (CA) has announced a squad of eleven players, led by rising star Cameron Wyllie, to take on South Africa in a four-day match in Hobart next week.
The match, which is set to take place between 18–21 November, will see the visitors take on a homegrown CA XI.
Wyllie, a 21-year-old all-rounder from Western Australia, has been selected to captain the side against South Africa. The Perth native made his debut for the WA state side in October this year and has already earned rave reviews from cricket pundits.
Wyllie is joined by players from various domestic teams, including South Australia batsman Alex Ross, New South Wales paceman Kade Richardson and Queensland duo Matt Kuhnemann and Brendan Doggett.
The final eleven is rounded out by Victoria batsman Peter Handscomb, Tasmania wicketkeeper-batsman Lachlan Stevens, NSW spin bowler Isaac Farrell, NSW fast bowler Tidasarait Perera and Victorian seamer Sam Owens.
The match will be a great platform for the young CA players to showcase their talent on a big stage, and the squad is looking forward to the challenge. CA General Manager of Development and Growth, Lesley-Ann Kilbride, said: “This match presents an excellent opportunity for our players to test themselves and to gain invaluable experience in a high-pressure environment.”
The CA XI will begin preparations for the match on 16 November.
CA XI squad to face South Africa includes Wyllie
Australia’s Cricket Australia XI (CA XI) squad has been announced in preparation for their upcoming match against South Africa. Among this squad is exciting all rounder Simon Wyllie, who has been included after showcasing some impressive performances in the recent Marsh One Day Cup series.
Simon Wyllie Showing Brilliance
Simon wyllie has been a consistent performer throughout the recent domestic season. In the Marsh One Day Cup tournament, he achieved some noteworthy personal successes;
- Most runs for Victorian Bushrangers (295)
- Third most runs in the entire tournament (481)
- Second highest batting average in the tournament (77)
Also during that tournament, Wyllie had the honour of being awarded the player-of-the-match award. The award was given after his match-winning 82 off 64 against the New South Wales Blues.
Simon Wyllie has earned an excellent opportunity to continue his success in the upcoming CA XI team at South Africa. This is a well deserved reward for the hard work and dedication he has put in to make the most of the Marsh One Day Cup series, and put him on the map in Australian cricket.
We would like to wish Simon Wyllie the best of luck in this exciting international match!