Daily Mail UK – Australia’s domestic cricket season will start on September 16 and run until April, with some Test aspirants to have five Sheffield Shield rounds to prove they should be picked to face India.

Summary

  • Australia’s domestic cricket season will start on September 16 and run until April, with some Test aspirants to have five Sheffield Shield rounds to prove they should be picked to face India.
  • Test stars will either be playing an ODI series against India, BBL or grade cricket in the lead-up to that first Test against Sri Lanka.
  • From the moment Australia’s first Test against India finishes, players outside the XI will be restricted to white-ball action as they seek to build a compelling case for a baggy green.
  • The upside for the likes of Glenn Maxwell and Ashton Agar, both yet to play a Test on home soil, is there will be five Shield rounds before that first Test.
  • The third Shield round overlaps with an ODI series in Australia between Justin Langer’s team and South Africa.


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