Ferguson to replace Maxwell in Australia 'A' squad

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Melbourne, July 15: Middle-order batsman Callum Ferguson was on Wednesday called into Australia A's four-day squad which will tour India as replacement for Glenn Maxwell, who will now remain in Britain playing for Yorkshire.

Maxwell will continue playing for Yorkshire after county team-mate Aaron Finch was ruled out with a fractured foot.

Glenn Maxwell

Ferguson will fly out with the Australia A squad to India on Saturday ahead of their two four-day matches against India A in Chennai. Ferguson will remain in India for the one-day component of the tour, having already been named in the Australia A one-day squad.

"Callum Ferguson has shown he has the capacity to bat for extended periods of time and we feel he will benefit from testing his batting skills in sub-continental conditions," national selector Rod Marsh said.

"Glenn Maxwell will remain with Yorkshire which is a great opportunity to acclimatise to English conditions ahead of Australia's upcoming limited overs series after the Ashes."

Australia A will play two four-day matches against India A starting July 22 in Chennai. Australia A will then play a one-day tri-series against India A and South Africa A starting August 5.


Four-day squad: Usman Khawaja (captain), Matthew Wade, Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Cameron Bancroft, Joe Burns, Andrew Fekete, Callum Ferguson, Peter Handscomb, Travis Head, Nic Maddinson, Stephen O'Keefe, Gurinder Sandhu, Marcus Stoinis.

One-day squad: Usman Khawaja (captain), Matthew Wade, Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Cameron Boyce, Joe Burns, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Callum Ferguson, Peter Handscomb, Travis Head, Chris Lynn, James Pattinson, Gurinder Sandhu, Adam Zampa. Stand-by: Andrew Fekete.

IANS

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