Australia rest big names

Australia will rest its big names for the tour match with Worcestershire ahead of the back-to-back Test matches against England at Edgbaston and Old Trafford.

Glenn McGrath, Brett Lee, Adam Gilchrist and Shane Warne will all sit out of the three-day tour match against Worcestershire beginning on Saturday with the bowling trio of Michael Kasprowicz, Shaun Tait and Stuart MacGill all getting the chance to impress.

Also coming into the team will be reserve keeper Brad Haddin for Adam Gilchrist and batsman Brad Hodge will deputise for Damien Martyn.

Worcestershire has also named a strong squad to face the Australians with all first team members selected.

Full Squad/Teams


Matthew Hayden
Justin Langer
* Ricky Ponting
Simon Katich
Brad Hodge
Michael Clarke
+ Brad Haddin
Jason Gillespie
Michael Kasprowicz
Shaun Tait
Stuart MacGill


Stephen Moore
Stephen Peters
Graeme Hick
Ben Smith
* Vikram Solanki
Zander de Bruyn
Gareth Batty
Kabir Ali
+ James Pipe
Matt Mason
Nadeem Malik
Ray Price

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