John Hastings Ruled Out

Fast bowler James Faulkner has been ruled out of the Australia A tour with glandular fever and will be replaced in the one-day squad by John Hastings and in the four-day squad by Peter Siddle.

Peter Siddle

National Selection Panel (NSP) Chairman Andrew Hilditch said: “Unfortunately James Faulkner has been ruled out of the Australia A VB tour of Zimbabwe with glandular fever. This is obviously very disappointing for James, he is a very exciting young player and the tour presented a great opportunity for him to display his skills at the next level.

“The NSP has decided that John Hastings will join the Australia A tour for the one-day series and Peter Siddle will join the squad for the longer format games. Both John and Peter have had a reasonable period off cricket and the tour gives them a great opportunity to bowl at international level ahead of potential selection for the Australian tour of Sri Lanka.”

The squad will be led by Tasmanian Tim Paine, with South Australian Callum Ferguson as his deputy.

The squad leaves Australia on Saturday for a triangular one-day series against Zimbabwe and South Africa A, before finishing the tour with two four-day games against the hosts.

Australia A four-day squad Tim Paine (capt, wk), David Warner, Phillip Hughes, Usman Khawaja, Callum Ferguson, Nic Maddinson, Mitchell Marsh, Luke Butterworth, Jason Krejza, Trent Copeland, Peter Siddle, Ben Hilfenhaus, Mitchell Starc, Michael Beer.

Australia A one-day squad Tim Paine (capt, wk), David Warner, Aaron Finch, Callum Ferguson, Nic Maddison, Matthew Wade, Mitchell Mar

Australia A  Tour of Zimbabwe 2011 Schedule

  • 29 June 2011
    Zimbabwe XI v Australia A
    Harare Sports Club 12:00AM
  • 30 June 2011
    Australia A v South Africa A
    Harare Sports Club 12:00AM
  • 02 July 2011
    Zimbabwe XI v South Africa A
    Harare Sports Club 12:00AM
  • 03 July 2011
    Zimbabwe XI v Australia A
    Harare Sports Club 12:00AM
  • 05 July 2011
    Australia A v South Africa A
    Harare Sports Club 12:00AM
  • 06 July 2011
    Zimbabwe XI v South Africa A
    Harare Sports Club 12:00AM
  • 08 July 2011 – Final
    TBC v TBC
    Harare Sports Club 12:00AM
  • 11-12 July 2011 – 2-day Tour match
    TBC v Australia A
    Kwekwe Sports Club 12:00AM
  • 15-18 July 2011 – 4-day match
    Australia A v Zimbabwe XI
    Country Club 12:00AM
  • 21-24 July 2011 – 4-day match
    Australia A v Zimbabwe XI
    Harare Sports Club 12:00AM

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