Australian Men's Cricket Team contracted players Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood will play for ACT/NSW Country Comets against Western Australia in Round 2 of the Toyota Futures League starting tomorrow at Chisholm Oval.
Cummins and Hazlewood have been named in the 12-person squad as they continue their return to the Australian team from injury.
Comets Head Coach Kyle Piper believes the inclusion of the two fast bowlers will have a big impact on his players.
"It’s a great privilege for our side to have two of the premier fast bowlers in the world play with us for the week," said Kyle Piper
"Josh and Pat will help us compete this week, but I am sure our group will learn so much from them that will stand us in good stead to compete moving forwards.
“The opportunity for our aspiring quicks of Greg West, Tom Pinson, Hayden Kerr and Nathan McAndrew to spend the week with Josh and Pat is one I know they are highly respectful of and one that is invaluable.”
The Comets defeated Queensland by an innings and 184 runs in their opening match of the season at Manuka Oval, with some local players impressing Piper.
“North Canberra and Daramalan junior Ben Taylor demonstrated his progress in the last fixture,"
"He has taken his ability to compete to the next level.”
“It’s also great to have former Queanbeyan and ACT Under 17 and 19 player Henry Hunt back at the top. Henry has a great work ethic and ability to compete each and every time he takes the field. He makes us better and we love having him in our group.”
ACT/NSW Country Comets Squad to play WA
Jay Lenton (WK) (C)
Hayden Kerr (debut)
Pat Cummins - (debut)
Josh Hazlewood (debut)
Coach: Kyle Piper
Assistant: Anthony Clark
ACT/NSW Country Comets v Western Australia, 22-25 October, 10.30am, Chisholm Oval. FOLLOW LIVE-SCORES HERE
Note: Play on day four will commence at 9.30am