AAP Australian Sports – Three-Test batsman Nic Maddinson has made a promising start to his first Sheffield Shield innings for Victoria, guiding the home side to 2-79 at lunch on day one against Western Australia at the MCG.

Summary

  • Three-Test batsman Nic Maddinson has made a promising start to his first Sheffield Shield innings for Victoria, guiding the home side to 2-79 at lunch on day one against Western Australia at the MCG.
  • In his first match for the Vics since his switch from New South Wales, Maddinson has moved to 44 with Glenn Maxwell with him on eight at lunch on Friday.
  • Victoria raced to 0-62 after stand-in skipper Travis Dean won his first Shield toss and elected to bat, but WA applied the brakes when Dean (16) and Will Pucovski (1) departed.
  • Dean is filling in for regular captain Peter Handscomb, who was preferred in the Test XI at the expense of Mitch Marsh, who returned to lead WA.
  • Pucovski is back from an extended break taken to deal with a mental health issue, with Maddinson, Sam Harper, Cameron White and Matthew Short also included.

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