Victoria could field as many as seven players aged 21 or younger when it hosts Tasmania in a Marsh One-Day Cup match on Wednesday at the CitiPower Centre, Junction Oval.
Brody Couch (21 years old), Sam Elliott (21) and Todd Murphy (20) are in contention to make their Victorian debuts. Wil Parker (18), who has played two Shield matches for Victoria, could also play his first one day game for his state.
Bowlers James Pattinson, Jon Holland and Will Sutherland, who all featured in Victoria’s opening one-day match of the season against New South Wales last month, have been left out of the squad after consecutive Shield matches.
Victoria will play four one-day matches and three Sheffield Shield games over the next 29 days.
“With such a busy schedule we’re taking the opportunity to rest some of the players who have carried a heavy load in our recent Shield games,” Victorian Chairman of Selectors Andrew Lynch said.
“This also provides an opportunity for some of the younger players within the squad and we’re looking forward to seeing what they can produce on Wednesday.”
Marcus Harris will also miss the match after accepting a one game suspension for abuse of equipment during the Sheffield Shield match against Tasmania on March 5.
Marsh One Day Cup
Victoria v Tasmania
Wednesday March 10
CitiPower Centre, Junction Oval
10.00am Coverage; Foxtel, cricket.com.au
Peter Handscomb (Captain)
Wednesday March 10, CitiPower Centre Play commences: 10.00am
Crowd capped at 1,000 attendees each day
Entry is free, no tickets will be issued.
Gate 2 (Lakeside Drive) will be the only gate open.
Spectators will be socially distanced in the Blackie Ironmonger and Kevin Murray Grandstands
QR code MUST be scanned to gain entry into ground
Bag checks subject to standard conditions of entry
BYO Alcohol or Pets prohibited
The grassed hill area on the eastern side of the ground is closed to spectators.
There are no catering facilities on-site. Spectators may bring food and drinks in plastic bottles (no glass)
Public toilets will be available under the Blackie Ironmonger Grandstand
Parking & vehicle access limited due to roadworks within Albert Park.