Mercury (Hobart, Australia) – Justin Langer has declared Test spots are on the line when Australia A launch their tour of India on Thursday.

Summary

  • Justin Langer has declared Test spots are on the line when Australia A launch their tour of India on Thursday.
  • Rain has wiped out the first three matches of the one-day component of the tour, but here are the players who have the most at stake when Australia A plays two four-day matches against India.
  • TRAVIS HEAD: A first-class average of 35 shouldn’t be good enough to earn you a Test debut, but these are unique times in Australian cricket history.
  • PETER HANDSCOMB: The Victorian might have played the last Test in Johannesburg, but with Glenn Maxwell guaranteed to take on Pakistan, Handscomb needs to show something for Australia A to survive.
  • Last year Steve O’Keefe was flown in from Sydney for the second Test in Bangladesh, even though Swepson was on the tour.

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