February 12, 2003

Former Kenyan player debuts for South Australia

The South Australian Cricket Association (SACA) has named the 12-man squad to take part in the ACB Cup match against NSW from Monday, February 17 on Adelaide Oval.

The team sees the debut for South Australia of former Kenyan player Muhammad Sheikh who plays for Grade side University.

The left-arm orthodox spinner has played 21 One-Day Internationals for Kenya and was the youngest member of Kenya's 1999 World Cup squad.

For University this season, 22-year-old Sheikh has taken 31 wickets including 3/24 against Adelaide last weekend.

The South Australian second XI is:

Ben Higgins (c)Mark Higgs
Shane DeitzTrent Kelly
Callum FergusonMuhammad Sheikh
David FitzgeraldMike Smith
Daniel HarrisLachlan Stevens
Ryan HarrisWes Thomas

South Australia is leading the ACB Cup competition going into this final game for the season.

The match runs from February 17 to February 20 and play starts at 10.30am each day.