Aussie batsmen eyeing quality practice in first warm-up

Maxwell, Henriques and Steve Smith will be competing for the all-rounder's slot and this match might give a fair idea about what combination they would like to go with.

updated: February 11, 2013 16:43 IST
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Chennai: Australian opener Ed Cowan, middle-order batsman Usman Khawaja and IPL's million-dollar man Glenn Maxwell will be eyeing to get some batting practice in their first two-day warm-up match against the Board President's XI in Chennai on Tuesday.

In the absence of regular skipper Michael Clarke and his deputy Shane Watson, who will be arriving in the next couple of days, wicketkeeper-batsman Matthew Wade will be leading the side.

Since the full Australian squad is yet to assemble, the Aussies have exactly 11 players available right now and it will be the local association that will be providing them with substitute fielders.

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