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Three Sixers named to tour South Africa, Henriques to captain Australia A

04 February 2020

Sixers Steve Smith, Sean Abbott and Josh Hazlewood have been named to tour South Africa with the Australian T20 and One-Day squad, during late February and early March.

Sixers captain Moises Henriques has also been named captain of an Australia A squad to play the England Lions in a four-day day-night first class match at the MCG from 22 February. He is joined by Sixers seamer Jackson Bird in that Australia A squad.

Smith and fast bowler Abbott have been included in a 14-man T20 squad, while fellow quick Hazlewood joins Smith in the One-Day International group of 14 players.

Abbott recently returned from a side strain injury in The Qualifier taking 3-23 from four overs against the Melbourne Stars to help the Sixers into the BBL|09 Final on Saturday at the SCG. He now sits on 99 BBL career wickets.

Both Smith and Hazlewood made their first appearance for the Sixers in six years this season making a significant impact.

Smith scoring 99 runs in his three matches so far at an average of 49.5, including a match-winning 66 not out from 40 balls against the Melbourne Renegades at the SCG.

Hazlewood has claimed four wickets at the strong economy rate of 6.26.

 

Australian T20 International Squad

Aaron Finch (c) (Victoria)

Sean Abbott (New South Wales)

Ashton Agar (Western Australia)

Alex Carey (vc) (South Australia)

Pat Cummins (vc) (New South Wales)

Mitchell Marsh (Western Australia)

Glenn Maxwell (Victoria)

Jhye Richardson (Western Australia)

Kane Richardson (South Australia)

Steve Smith (New South Wales)

Mitchell Starc (New South Wales)

Matthew Wade (Tasmania)

David Warner (New South Wales)

Adam Zampa (South Australia)

 

Australian One-Day International Squad

Aaron Finch (c) (Victoria)

Ashton Agar (Western Australia)

Alex Carey (vc) (South Australia)

Pat Cummins (vc) (New South Wales)

Josh Hazlewood (New South Wales)

Marnus Labuschagne (Queensland)

Mitchell Marsh (Western Australia)

Glenn Maxwell (Victoria)

Kane Richardson (South Australia)

Steve Smith (New South Wales)

Mitchell Starc (New South Wales)

Matthew Wade (Tasmania)

David Warner (New South Wales)

Adam Zampa (South Australia)

 

Australia A Squad

Moises Henriques (c) (New South Wales)

Jackson Bird (Tasmania)

Marcus Harris (Victoria)

Josh Inglis (Western Australia)

Usman Khawaja (vc) (Queensland)

Michael Neser (Queensland)

Kurtis Patterson (New South Wales)

James Pattinson (Victoria)

Will Pucovski (Victoria)

Mark Steketee (Queensland)

Marcus Stoinis (Western Australia)

Mitchell Swepson (Queensland)

 

Qantas Tour of South Africa:

February 21: First T20 International v South Africa, Johannesburg

February 23: Second T20 International v South Africa, Port Elizabeth

February 26: Third T20 International v South Africa, Cape Town

February 29: First ODI v South Africa, Paarl

March 4: Second ODI v South Africa, Bloemfontein

March 7: Third ODI v South Africa, Potchefstroom