Batsmen in ‘Australia A’ team in contention for Ashes spot: Hilditch

November 9th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI  

Sydney, Nov 9(ANI): Australia’s chairman of selectors Andrew Hilditch has said that several batsmen in the ‘Australia A’ side are in contention for a berth in the upcoming Ashes series against England.

Australia A team will play a warm-up game against England in Hobart from November 17-20.

“A lot of the batters have already got international experience, some of them with Test experience already, so they are certainly very much in the mix,” the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Hilditch, as saying.

“We are obviously not picking the Ashes squad until next Monday so exactly which ones will feature, we won’t know until then.”

“We have obviously been pretty close to having our squad ready for some time, but there is obviously players still playing for spots and it’s very competitive,” he added.

Australia A squad: Cameron White (captain), Tim Paine (vice-captain), Mark Cameron, Callum Ferguson, Peter George, Phil Hughes, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Steve O’Keefe, Steve Smith and Mitchell Starc. (ANI)

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