Copeland to face English tourists

Trent Copeland has been selected for Australia A
Trent Copeland has been selected for Australia A

Trent Copeland has been named in the Australia A team to face England in Hobart next week

The former Northamptonshire seamer will come up against the tourists in the four-day contest that is being played at the Bellerive Oval in Tasmania from November 6-9.

He is one of six players with Test experience who have been included in a team that is top heavy with batting.

New South Wales’ Moises Henriques, who turned down the chance to come to the County Ground for part of the Friends Life t20 campaign last summmer, will captain the side.

The clash is the second of three warm-up games for England before the first Ashes Test which gets under way in Brisbane on November 21.

Australia A: Moises Henriques (capt), Glenn Maxwell, Trent Copeland, Ben Cutting, Alex Doolan, Callum Ferguson, Jon Holland, Usman Khawaja, Michael Klinger, Shaun Marsh, Tim Paine.