Four Redbacks selected in Qantas ODI Tour of South Africa

Cricket Australia today announced a 15-man squad and the duo’s inclusion headlines the four Redbacks selected including Travis Head and Adam Zampa.


Mennie and Worrall’s selections come after stand-out performances for Australia A in the Quadrangular winter series.

Commenting on the inclusions of the pair, National Selector Rod Marsh said: “Joe and Daniel both had terrific summers last year and have also impressed us during the recent Australia A series with consistent performances. 

“They are young players with a bright future who thoroughly deserve their selection and we look forward to seeing them work with John Hastings and Scott Boland, who have both performed well for Australia since returning from injury.”

Head and Zampa played vital roles in Australia’s 4-1 victory over Sri Lanka in the ODI series, with Mennie and Worrall aiming to impress in the absence of Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood.

 “It’s tremendous news for Joe and Daniel who have done really well in the Australia A series on the back of performing really well for us in the Sheffield Shield and Matador Cup,” General Manager, High Performance Tim Nielsen said.

“To see them get an opportunity to travel with the Australian team and compete at international level is outstanding and something we continually aim for as a group.

 “It’s very positive for the Redbacks as it forces us to promote players through our system; having four players move up to represent Australia allows us to expose more of South Australia's talent, which is a really exciting opportunity for our program here at the SACA.

 "We believe that we are on the right track, and the next challenge for us is to find the next two or three players to replace our Australian representatives and maintain competitiveness in domestic cricket competitions."

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