ING Cup 2004-05 October 27, 2004

Meuleman makes quick recovery from dislocated shoulder

Cricinfo staff

Batsman Scott Meuleman has made an amazing recovery from a dislocated shoulder and will play for Western Australia in the ING Cup match against New South Wales at North Sydney Oval on Sunday.

The return of Meuleman, who injured his left shoulder in the first over of Western Australia's opening match on October 15, is a big boost for the side that has missed his tenacious defence and sweet timing at the top of the order. The only change to the team that took on Tasmania was Beau Casson, the left-arm wrist spinner, replacing Aaron Heal, the left-arm orthodox spinner.

New South Wales have named an unchanged team to the one that lost to Tasmania on Sunday. The Blues were beaten by three wickets despite an impressive debut from the spinner Jason Krejza, who took 3 for 45. Krejza has been selected alongside the experienced legspinner Stuart MacGill.

Western Australia Michael Hussey (c), Murray Goodwin, Beau Casson, Michael Clark, Kade Harvey, Brad Hogg, Steve Magoffin, Scott Meuleman, Marcus North, Luke Ronchi, Adam Voges, Darren Wates.

New South Wales Brad Haddin (c), Nathan Bracken, Shawn Bradstreet, Stuart Clark, Phil Jaques, Jason Krejza, Greg Mail, Stuart MacGill, Matthew Nicholson, Aaron O'Brien, Matthew Phelps, Dominic Thornely.