HOBART - A youthful Tasmanian cricket team will go to Sydney for matches against New Zealand and New South Wales early next month.
With many of its frontline players on international or English county duties, last season's Pura Cup finalists will have only a small nucleus of seasoned players.
Coach Brian McFadyen said it would be a good chance for youngsters and fringe players to show what they could do.
In keeping with the learning experience, the captaincy will be rotated for the three matches.
The Tigers will play a full strength New Zealand team, which will be preparing for the Champions Trophy in Sri Lanka, in one-day matches on September 4 and 5 at Davidson Oval.
It will then play a two-day game against NSW at Tunks Oval. Included in the team is 22-year-old opening batsman Luke Williams, an off-season signing from South Australia.
The team: George Bailey, Gerard Denton, Graeme Cunningham, Michael Dighton, Xavier Doherty, Sean Clingeleffer, Shane Jurgensen, Daniel Marsh, David Saker, Scott Mason, Shannon Tubb, Luke Williams.