Ford Ranger Cup 2006-07 December 21, 2006

Denton returns for one-day game

Cricinfo staff

Shaun Tait's hamstring injury will keep him from playing on the weekend © Getty Images

Victoria's in-form one-day team has been strengthened further by the return of Gerard Denton from shin splints for the Ford Ranger Cup match against South Australia at Adelaide on Saturday. However, the Bushrangers' fast-bowling woes have not ceased entirely, with their new find Clinton McKay forced out with a slight side strain.

Shaun Tait will remain on the sidelines for South Australia as he continues to recover from a hamstring strain. Tait hurt the muscle while bowling in the Redbacks' thrilling last-ball win against Queensland last Wednesday.

South Australia, who are struggling on the bottom of both the Ford Ranger Cup and Pura Cup tables, have also been forced to leave Mark Cleary out of the side with a side strain. The fast bowler Gary Putland and the batsman Nathan Adcock return to the 12-man squad.

While the Redbacks' Pura Cup season is in tatters, they have a chance to keep their one-day hopes alive, sitting only one win behind Tasmania, New South Wales and Western Australia, all of whom have played at least two more matches than South Australia.

South Australia squad Daniel Harris, Matthew Elliott, Nathan Adcock, Cameron Borgas, Mark Cosgrove, Darren Lehmann (capt), Callum Ferguson, Graham Manou (wk), Ryan Haris, Jason Gillespie, Dan Cullen, Gary Putland.

Victoria squad Michael Klinger, Jon Moss, Brad Hodge, David Hussey, Cameron White (capt), Aiden Blizzard, Rob Quiney, Andrew McDonald, Adam Crosthwaite (wk), Gerard Denton, Mick Lewis, Darren Pattinson.