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Hughes reward for summer form

19 May 2017

Daniel Hughes will be joined by Jackson Bird on Australia A's tour of South Africa.

The Cricket Australia National Selection Panel have selected two 14-player squads for the Australia A tour to South Africa in July and two BBL|06 Sixers will be involved.

Batsman Daniel Hughes' recent form in all three formats in domestic cricket has earned him a spot in the one-day team while Jackson Bird has made the four-day team.

Hughes was originally joined by Sixers Captain Moises Henriques, however, the NSP have allowed Henriques to remain in England and play for Surrey in county cricket instead.

Henriques will be in the United Kingdom during June with the Australian camp for the ICC Champions Trophy in England and Wales.

Hughes was the Sixers highest run scorer in BBL|06 and was also the team's Player of the Tournament, an honour he shared with the tournament's leading wicket-taker Sean Abbott.

Daniel Hughes BBL06 Highlights

In seven games for the New South Wales Blues in last year's 50-over Matador Cup, Hughes hit 386 runs at an average of 64.33. In NSW's last Sheffield Shield game in March, Hughes almost snatched a Final berth for the Blues with scores of 69 and 110.

Bird, who has already played eight Tests for Australia, is the only magenta player in the four-day squad. The fast bowler recently toured India with Australia, but did not make an appearance for the Test team following three Tests over the summer.

Moises Henriques Innings Highlights

"We have opted for a well-balanced squad featuring some experience blended with younger players, with an emphasis on building our depth for the future," said National Selector Trevor Hohns.

“This is a great chance for these players to experience foreign conditions against a quality international sides and really test their skills.

“With an upcoming Test Series in South Africa early next year it is also an opportunity to impress with their performances and put their names forward for consideration.

Four-day squad:

Usman Khawaja (C)

Glenn Maxwell (V-C)

Ashton Agar

Cameron Bancroft

Jason Behrendorff

Jackson Bird

Alex Carey

Hilton Cartwright

Travis Head

Kurtis Patterson

Chadd Sayers

Mitchell Swepson

Chris Tremain

Jack Wildermuth

One-day squad:

Travis Head (C)

Ashton Agar

Jason Behrendorff

Scott Boland

Alex Carey

Hilton Cartwright

Sam Heazlett

Daniel Hughes

Kane Richardson

Marcus Stoinis

Mitchell Swepson

Chris Tremain

Jack Wildermuth

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