Marsh returns to lead Tasmania in final
Dan Marsh has recovered from his torn calf and will captain Tasmania in their first Pura Cup home final against New South Wales starting next Monday. The Tigers have also been boosted by the inclusion of Adam Griffith, who has had hamstring problems.
Marsh missed Tasmania's last two qualifying games, while Griffith has not played a Pura Cup match since January. Xavier Doherty has been left out of the 13-man squad.
The selection of Jason Krejza, the offspinner, completes an interesting summer for him. Krejza appeared to be the fourth-choice slow bowler for New South Wales before leaving Sydney mid-season to seek better opportunities in Tasmania. He could find himself playing his former state for the title.
Tasmania squad Michael Di Venuto, Tim Paine, Michael Dighton, George Bailey, Travis Birt, Dan Marsh (capt), Sean Clingeleffer (wk), Jason Krejza, Damien Wright, Luke Butterworth, Adam Griffith, Brendan Drew, Ben Hilfenhaus.
New South Wales squad Phil Jaques, Ed Cowan, Simon Katich (capt), Dominic Thornely, Ben Rohrer, Peter Forrest, Daniel Smith (wk), Grant Lambert, Moises Henriques, Nathan Hauritz, Matthew Nicholson, Doug Bollinger, Stuart MacGill.