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Former Australia pace bowler Shaun Tait is set to play his first one-day match after three-and-a-half years after he was included in South Australia’s squad for their first game of the Matador Cup.
Tait announced his retirement from international cricket after the 2011 World Cup and soon became a Twenty20 specialist.
South Australia’s squad also includes uncapped batsman Jake Lehmann, who is the son of Australia head coach, Darren.
“I told him, mate, you come along when you want to come along because you aren’t contracted, but he hasn’t missed a session,” South Australia head coach Darren Berry said. “He has been a role model for our players and is bowling very fast, so I am delighted to have him back involved.
“[Mark] Cosgrove brings so much class and experience to our group. He has spent a lot of time with our young batsmen and has been such a positive influence on them. It is fantastic to have him back playing for South Australia.
“Jake Lehmann and Alex Ross have been the standout performers in our lead-in games and have been rewarded. It is great to see young South Australian players putting their hand up and demanding their position in our squad.”
South Australia squad: Johan Botha (capt), Mark Cosgrove, Tom Cooper, Callum Ferguson, Travis Head, Trent Lawford, Jake Lehmann, Tim Ludeman, Gary Putland, Alex Ross, Chadd Sayers, Shaun Tait, Nick Winter, Adam Zampa