Cricket Web Logo
Cricket Coach 2014 - Order Now
Cricket Web Logo
Australia Bangladesh Bermuda Canada England India Ireland Kenya Netherlands New Zealand Pakistan Scotland South Africa Sri Lanka West Indies Zimbabwe
 
Hilfenhaus to replace Tait at WC
20 Aug 2007
By: Zac Gelman


Australia have made a key change ahead of the inaugural Twenty20 World Cup next month, replacing the injured Shaun Tait with Tasmanian fast bowler Ben Hilfenhaus.

Tait, a key factor in Australia's recent ODI World Cup success in the Caribbean with 23 wickets, has been unable to recover from surgery on his right elbow in time for the Twenty20 Cup.

His replacement, Hilfenhaus, is being touted as the next big thing in Australia after a stellar start to his career.

"This news is very disappointing for Shaun Tait after such a successful World Cup campaign and I know he was looking forward to being part of the first ICC World Twenty20," said head selector Andrew Hilditch.

"The flip side is that this presents a great opportunity for a good young fast bowler who had such a good season last year.

"Ben is highly regarded and the chance to be part of an Australian touring squad will greatly assist his development."

Tait is expected to be back in the frame for Australia's limited over tour of India towards the end of September, according to Hilditch.

Discuss this news item in the Cricket Web Forums
Recent Cricket Chat Threads
How good is Sanga?
Last posted by: ohnoitsyou
Most Attractive Test cricketer
Last posted by: ankitj
New Zealand Off Season 2014
Last posted by: SteveNZ
Caribbean Premier League 2014
Last posted by: rajeshgupta1234
Silent Auction Draft
Last posted by: Dan
Poll
Do you think enough Test cricket is being played?
Too much Test cricket
The right amount is being played
No there should be more



View Results
Previous Polls