Cricket News: Australia’s PM’s XI Includes Marcus Harris, Matt Renshaw, Cameron Bancroft for Match Against Pakistan

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Cameron Green will get a chance to push for a Test return while a three-way audition for Australia’s soon-to-be-available Test opening spot is set to take place between Marcus Harris, Matt Renshaw and Cameron Bancroft after they were named in an strong Prime Minister’s XI to take on Pakistan in a four-day tour match in Canberra ahead of next month’s Test series. Jimmy Peirson has been named as the wicketkeeper having kept regularly for Australia A in the last two years. Tasmania allrounder Beau Webster has been rewarded for his phenomenal start to the Sheffield Shield season with bat and ball earning his first call-up to a representative side since playing two games for Australia A in 2016. Green had flagged his inclusion during the World Cup having not played any red-ball cricket since he lost his place in Australia’s side for the final Test of the Ashes series. Some BBL clubs will bear the brunt of such a strong squad being named. Nathan McSweeney has led Australia A twice already this year against New Zealand A. Former Sri Lanka batter Thilan Samaraweera will coach the side having been part of the Australia A and Australia underage teams as an assistant coach over the past two years.

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