Teague Wyllie named in CA XI squad to face South Africa

Teague Wyllie, the 18-year-old Western Australia batter who scored his maiden first-class century earlier this season, has been selected as part of a Cricket Australia XI to face South Africa in their warm-up match later this month.

The match, which will be played between December 9-12 at Allan Border Field in Brisbane, has been downgraded from a full Australia A first-class fixture so that South Africa can use their full squad. The home side has been selected in conjunction with BBL clubs to minimise disruption to the start of that competition which begins on December 13.

Peter Handscomb, who does not currently have a BBL deal, will captain the side having also been part of the Prime Minister’s XI against West Indies in Canberra. Henry Hunt will also get another opportunity to impress the selectors while Tasmania’s Tim Ward has the chance to showcase his consistent Sheffield Shield form.

Alongside Wyllie, the 20-year-old Campbell Kellaway, who plays for Victoria, has been selected.

Matthew Kuhnemann, the left-arm spinner who played ODIs in Sri Lanka earlier this year, is part of the squad.

“It’s an exciting opportunity for Teague Wyllie and Campbell Kellaway to play alongside and learn from established domestic cricketers against an international team of South Africa’s quality,” national selector George Bailey said.

CA XI squad Peter Handscomb (capt), Sam Whiteman, Henry Hunt, Tim Ward, Teague Wyllie, Campbell Kellaway, Matthew Kuhnemann, Jake Doran, Jack Clayton, Lawrence Neil-Smith, Chris Tremain, Jordan Buckingham, Liam Hatcher

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