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Australia Adds more Heat

09 January 2019

Heat duo Joe Burns and Matt Renshaw, have joined fellow teammate Marnus Labuschagne in the squad.

Speaking on the squad, National Selector Trevor Hohns said:

“There is no doubt the India series produced some disappointing results and we have now reviewed the squad ahead of the series against Sri Lanka,” Hohns said.

“Joe Burns has had strong performances in first-class cricket this season, and we believe he can contribute strongly if given the chance in the series.

“Matt Renshaw is a player with the ability to make big scores, and at 22 years old has 10 first-class centuries. He also performed extremely well in England during the County season. We see him as a long-term prospect as a Test player and have confidence in his ability to bounce back following a string of low scores early in the Shield season.

The panel has also confirmed a 11-player Cricket Australia XI side to take on Sri Lanka in Hobart, in a day-night, pink ball match from 17-19 January. A 12th player will be named in due course. The squad will assemble on 15 January.
 
Cricket Australia XI Squad
Joe Burns (c) - Queensland
Kurtis Patterson (vc) – New South Wales
Scott Boland – Victoria
Jake Doran (wk) - Tasmania
Jon Holland – Victoria
Marnus Labuschagne - Queensland
Michael Neser - Queensland
Will Pucovski - Victoria
Jason Sangha – New South Wales
Matt Renshaw - Queensland
Chris Tremain - Victoria

Speaking on the CA XI, National Selector Trevor Hohns said:
 
“It is important to the panel that this selection is seen as prestigious and an opportunity to all players.
 
“For this match, our focus has been on ensuring newcomers selected in the Test squad have ample batting preparation ahead of the Brisbane Test.
 
Tickets to the Domain Test Series are available at www.cricket.com.au.