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Fringe players have chance to shine, says Lehmann

Melbourne Stars player Daniel Worrall bowls against the Perth Scorchers in the Big Bash League match at the WACA in January.
Melbourne Stars player Daniel Worrall bowls against the Perth Scorchers in the Big Bash League match at the WACA in January. RICHARD WAINWRIGHT

CRICKET: An Australian squad missing a number of regulars will give others the chance to state their case for selection, says coach Darren Lehmann.

The Aussies will play Ireland next Tuesday in South Africa before starting a five-match one-day international series on Friday against the host nation.

Mitchell Starc, Shaun Marsh and Josh Hazlewood will miss the series and Lehmann said players coming in, such as the uncapped Daniel Worrall, Joe Mennie and Chris Tremain, had the opportunity to shine.

"Someone gets to make a name for themselves in a high-quality series,” Lehmann said.

"We've got some good young fast bowlers, we'll only know (how they'll handle it) at the end of the series against a quality side.

"We're hoping they step up and we're sure they will. They've got some pace and they swing the ball and they've got some variations.”

Australia and South Africa will play a Test series Down Under, which starts in Perth just over four weeks after Steve Smith's side returns from the tour.

The captain said while he didn't think the ODI matches would have much bearing on what was to follow, he believed there were some advantages from playing against the Proteas.

"If we're looking at the South African bowling attack, they've got a few guys who I assume will be a part of their Test attack,” he said.

"So it gives us a chance to play against them and hopefully get into a bit of a rhythm against them as well.”

Topics:  australian cricket team, darren lehmann, south african cricket team


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