Phillip Hughes recently scored an unbeaten double hundred in a List A game © Getty Images
Phillip Hughes recently scored an unbeaten double hundred in a List A game © Getty Images

Aug 11, 2014

Australian opener Phil Hughes was pronounced captain of Australia A ahead of their second clash against the visiting South Africa A side. Moises Henriques, who captained in the first game, is out of the tournament with a groin strain.

According to cricket.com.au, Australia A coach Michael Di Venuto said, “I certainly expect him [Phil Hughes] to bounce back, because that’s the type of player he is. As a team, we can’t expect him to do all the work.”

There were a couple of forced changes even in the South Africa A squad, as Marchant de Lange and Rilee Rossouw were called for national duty. Allrounder David Wiese and pacer Corne Dry have been named their replacements.

Australia A squad: Phillip Hughes (c), Matthew Wade (wk), Jason Berendhorff, Steve O’Keefe, Tom Cooper, Peter Forrest, Clint McKay, Peter Nevill, Callum Ferguson , Chadd Sayers, Marcus Stoinis, Gurinder Sandhu