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Australia set to hand Daniel Worrall ODI debut against Ireland

Daniel Worrall is one of three uncapped players Australia have included in squad for warm-up game against Ireland and South Africa tour.

Johannesburg |
Updated: September 26, 2016 10:05:27 pm
south africa vs australia, australia vs south africa, sa vs aus, aus vs sa, australia cricket, cricket australia, cricket news, cricket Australia will play a warm-up game against Ireland before the five-match ODI series against South Africa. (Source: AP)

Australia fast bowler Daniel Worrall will make his one-day international debut in Tuesday’s one-off match against Ireland at Willowmore Park in Benoni, South Africa, captain Steve Smith said on Monday.

“He has worked very hard and he’s improved a lot over the last couple of years. I think he’s got a lot stronger and bowling with good pace and good shape,” Smith told a news conference.

“This series will be a good challenge for him, with Ireland tomorrow and then South Africa in their conditions.”

Worrall is one of three uncapped fast bowlers Australia have included in a 14-man squad for the warm-up game against the Irish and then a five-match ODI series against South Africa, starting on Friday. Joe Mennie and Chris Tremain are the other two.

“All the new quicks that are here have come a long way in the last couple of years, they’ve really improved and put their names up. It’s a good opportunity to see how they do under pressure against a good South African batting line-up,” added Smith.

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