Australian Men's Squad named for the Test Series on the Qantas Tour of New Zealand

The National Selection Panel (NSP) has named a 14-player men’s squad for the two-match Test Series on the Qantas Tour of New Zealand.

NB: Chair of selectors George Bailey will be available to the media at 12 noon AEDT today via Zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/2196497551

Pat Cummins (NSW/Penrith Cricket Club) (c)
Scott Boland (VIC/Frankston Peninsula Cricket Club) 
Alex Carey (SA/Glenelg Cricket Club) 
Cameron Green (WA/Subiaco-Floreat Cricket Club) 
Josh Hazlewood (NSW/St George Cricket Club) 
Travis Head (SA/Tea Tree Gully Cricket Club) (vc)
Usman Khawaja (QLD/Valley District Cricket Club) 
Marnus Labuschagne (QLD/Redlands Cricket Club) 
Nathan Lyon (NSW/Northern District Cricket Club) 
Mitchell Marsh (WA/Fremantle Cricket Club)
Michael Neser (QLD/Gold Coast Cricket Club)
Matthew Renshaw (QLD/Toombul District Cricket Club)
Steve Smith (NSW/Sutherland Cricket Club) (vc)
Mitchell Starc (NSW/Manly Warringah Cricket Club)

NSP men’s Chair of Selectors George Bailey said: “Michael Neser returns to the squad which is mostly unchanged from recent squads.

“It’s great to see Michael Neser get another opportunity in the squad following his ever-consistent performances over a long period of time and the conditions we expect.

“As we know every Test match provides vital opportunities to obtain valuable WTC points and we expect this tour will be a tough challenge against a very strong side who have been so consistent at home for a long period of time.”