Tait returns to South Australian ING and Pura sides
Shaun Tait, the South Australian fast bowler, returns to domestic duty following rehabilitation for a shoulder injury, while Paul Rofe is likely to be out for three weeks.
The South Australian Cricket Association (SACA) today announced the teams to compete against Tasmania in the ING Cup and Pura Cup matches starting at the Adelaide Oval on Saturday. Tait underwent shoulder surgery in October and these two matches will be his first since then. He was a member of Australia's Ashes side this past summer, and played in the fourth and fifth Tests with a best return of 3 for 97. Rofe has been ruled out of selection having had arthroscopy surgery to repair torn cartilage in his left knee.
Ken Skewes, a 21-year-old allrounder, was included in the thirteen-man ING Cup squad. Skewes, who plays for Grade club Woodville, top-scored for South Australia in their Twenty20 clash against Western Australia on Tuesday.
The 12th-man, and Supersub for the ING Cup game, will be named on the morning of the matches.
South Australia ING Cup squad: 1 Darren Lehmann (capt), 2 Graham Manou (vice-capt,w/k), 3 Greg Blewett, 4 Cameron Borgas, 5 Mark Cleary, 6 Mark Cosgrove, 7 Daniel Cullen, 8 Shane Deitz, 9 Mathew Elliot, 10 Callum Ferguson, 11 Trent Kelly, 12 Ken Skewes, 13 Shaun Tait
South Australia Pura Cup squad: 1 Darren Lehmann (capt), 2 Graham Manou (vice-capt,w/k), 3 Cullen Baily, 4 Greg Blewett, 5 Cameron Borgas, 6 Mark Cosgrove, 7 Daniel Cullen, 8 Shane Deitz, 9 Mathew Elliot, 10 Callum Ferguson, 11 Jason Gillespie, 12 Shaun Tait