Todd Murphy bolts into Australia A Squad

April 29, 2022
Todd Murphy bolts into Australia A Squad

The Sri Lankan tour marks the first Australia A squad to travel overseas since the onset of COVID-19. The A side will play two one-day matches and two four-day matches.

Murphy’s rise comes after a Sheffield Shield match-winning performance against Tasmania at the CitiPower Centre in March.

The 21-year-old claimed match figures of 7-146 and also contributed to a 47 run ninth-wicket stand with Mitch Perry to steer the Vics to a memorable win.

Murphy made his Sheffield Shield debut the previous season against South Australia and has equally impressed with the white ball in seven List A appearances.

Four separate squads were named on Friday morning for the all-format tour of Sri Lanka beginning in June that which saw fellow Victorians Scott Boland (Test squad), Aaron Finch & Glenn Maxwell (ODI and T20 squad) named.

There were five Victorians named in the Australia A squad; Peter Handscomb, Marcus Harris, Scott Boland and Nic Maddinson were named alongside Murphy. Boland will use the Australia A component to prepare for the Test series.

All four A matches will be played before the Test series begins, meaning players will have the chance to push their case for inclusion for Australia’s first Test tour of Sri Lanka in six years.

Murphy represents St Kilda Cricket Club in Victorian Premier Cricket and is currently playing for Tracy Village in the Darwin & District Cricket Competition during the Victorian off-season.

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