Victoria name 12-player squad for 2nd XI match in Adelaide

Victoria has named a 12-player squad for its Toyota 2nd XI clash against South Australia starting on Monday at the Karen Rolton Oval in Adelaide.

Xavier Crone will captain the side while Nic Maddinson will make his return to Victorian colours for the first time since last season following a successful recovery from an ACL injury.

Will Pucovski, Campbell Kellaway, Doug Warren and Matt Fotia have also been added to the squad.

Tom Evans will coach the side, with Victorian Men’s Head Coach Chris Rogers and senior squad member Peter Siddle to make up the rest of the support staff.

Cricket Victoria’s Head of Male Cricket, David Hussey, said:

“Our players are looking forward to getting back out there and playing some red-ball cricket.”

“It is an extremely strong squad that we have picked and selection was difficult, but we believe that we have the right balance as we head to Adelaide.

“With the BBL finishing up, this game serves as a good opportunity for many of the boys to push their case for selection for Shield and Marsh Cup selection.

“We’re excited to see Nic Maddinson back out there against the red-ball. He’s put in a lot of work since his injury and we’re keen to have him back out there playing cricket for Victoria.”

Squad

Xavier Crone (C) (Carlton)

Ash Chandrasinghe (Casey-South Melbourne)

Sam Elliott (Fitzroy-Doncaster)

Matt Fotia (Ringwood)

Campbell Kellaway (Melbourne)

Jai Lemire (Carlton)

Nic Maddinson (St Kilda)

Cam McClure (Essendon)

Jon Merlo (St Kilda)

Will Pucovski (Melbourne)

Tom Rogers (Ringwood)

Doug Warren (Melbourne University)

Toyota 2nd XI

South Australia v Victoria

22-25 January

Karen Rolton Oval, Adelaide

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