Ahead of the South African tour, Ryan Harris and Peter Siddle will play the first two days of a Queensland Academy of Sport match next week in Brisbane.
Test fast bowlers Ryan Harris and Peter Siddle will gain match practice for Australia’s tour of South Africa when they play the first two days of a Queensland Academy of Sport match against Western Australia next week in Brisbane.
The four-day game starts on Monday at at Allan Border Field, with the pair to be be replaced by Luke Feldman and Alister McDermott for the remainder of the match.
Included in the side are batsman Corey Barsby, the only player in the line-up from outside the Queensland or Brisbane Heat Big Bash squads, and batsman Nick Stevens who has returned from a knee injury suffered during his Bulls debut in November against NSW.
Rookie Heat paceman Mark Steketee will get the chance to bowl with the red ball alongside Siddle and Harris after making an eye-catching start to his T20 career in the BBL.
There are five players in the squad who are aged 23 and under.
Jason Floros and Feldman (Sydney Thunder), Matthew Gale (Melbourne Renegades), James Peirson (Adelaide Strikers) and Cameron Boyce (Hobart Hurricanes) all return to prepare for Queensland’s remaining four Sheffield Shield matches after spending the BBL series interstate.
Qld Academy of Sport side:
Joe Burns, Luke Pomersbach, Nick Stevens, Peter Forrest, Corey Barsby, Jason Floros (capt), James Peirson, Ryan Harris/Luke Feldman, Matt Gale, Cameron Boyce, Mark Steketee, Peter Siddle/Alister McDermott