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Victoria confirms Shield squad for SCG clash

November 17, 2021
Victoria confirms Shield squad for SCG clash

Victoria has confirmed a 12-player squad for their third Marsh Sheffield Shield matchup against New South Wales.

The Victorians have started their Marsh Sheffield Shield season with two successive wins and sit on top of the ladder.

Brody Couch and Xavier Crone are both in line for a potential Marsh Sheffield Shield debut.

Crone, who first earned a rookie contract ahead of the 2016/17 season has featured for Victoria in 5 List A matches and represents Carlton in Victorian Premier Cricket.

Fellow fast bowler Brody Couch who hails from Warrnambool joined the Victorian contract list ahead of the 2020/21 season and made his Marsh One-Day Cup debut in March this year.

Following selection in Australian squads Scott Boland, Nic Maddinson and Marcus Harris were not available for selection.

Jon Holland continues to recover from concussion after being subbed out of the previous Marsh Sheffield Shield match.

Cricket Victoria Chair of Selectors Andrew Lynch congratulated the trio on Australian selection.

“We’re pleased for Scott, Nic and Marcus, they’ve been consistent performers for Victoria for years now and deserve the opportunity at the next level,” Lynch said.

“We’re fortunate to have the depth in the squad to welcome players like Travis Dean and Jono Merlo back, while both Xavier Crone and Brody Couch have been developing in our system for a while, we look forward to seeing what they can do should the opportunity arise.”

Marsh Sheffield Shield
Victoria vs New South Wales
November 19-22, 10.30am
Sydney Cricket Ground
Coverage: Kayo Sports & cricket.com.au

Squad:
Peter Handscomb (Captain)
Brody Couch
Xavier Crone
Travis Dean
Sam Harper
Jonathan Merlo
Wil Parker
James Pattinson
Mitch Perry
James Seymour
Matt Short
Will Sutherland

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