Victoria to take on World XI

The World XI will play a practice match against Victoria at the Junction Oval on October 2 as a warm up before the ICC Super Series which begins on October 5 in Melbourne.

Victoria have announced a full strength team with several players returning from the Australia A tour of Pakistan and county duties in England.

"For our group to be able to test their skills against the best in the world is indeed a rare opportunity," Greg Shipperd, the Victoria coach, was quoted as saying according to a media release. "The players have indicated a real keenness for the contest and we hope that all supporters come and share the experience on what will be a day to remember."

The warm-up game will also mark the debut of Rob Quiney whose first task as a batsman for Victoria will be to face the likes of Shoaib Akhtar, Shaun Pollock, Andrew Flintoff, Muttiah Muralitharan and Daniel Vettori.

1 Cameron White (capt), 2 Adam Crosthwaite, 3 Gerard Denton, 4 Shane Harwood, 5 Brad Hodge, 6 David Hussey, 7 Nick Jewell, 8 Michael Klinger, 9 Michael Lewis, 10 Jonathan Moss, 11 Rob Quiney, 12 Tim Welsford