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Sams gets his shot

14 August 2020

Daniel Sams // Getty Images

Uncapped seamer recognised after record-breaking BBL campaign

Sydney Thunder star Daniel Sams has been named in the final Australian squad for the upcoming tour of England.

The uncapped seamer has been recognised by national selectors for the first time after a record-breaking KFC Big Bash League campaign last summer.

Sams set the record for the most wickets in a single season, with 30 scalps at an average of 15.37, overtaking Kane Richardson’s record of 24.

Selector Trevor Hohns said Sams is one of several exciting young players named in the squad who have recently excelled at state level and in the BBL.

“We are very excited by these young players who we believe are all capable of playing a role in the Australian setup in coming years,” he said.

A short tour consisting of three ODIs and three T20s was originally scheduled for July but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Australian men’s team will now depart from Perth on Sunday 23 August and travel to Derby. They will play four practice matches – three T20s and one 50-over game – before playing England in three Twenty20 Internationals and three One-Day Internationals at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton and Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester.

Australian Men’s T20 and ODI squad for the Qantas Tour of England:

Aaron Finch (C), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Riley Meredith, Josh Philippe, Daniel Sams, Kane Richardson, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Andrew Tye, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa.

Sydney Thunder BBL|10 Fixtures:

Sat 5 Dec | Vs Melbourne Stars | MCG | 7:15PM

Tues 8 Dec | Vs Perth Scorchers | Sydney Showground Stadium | 7:15PM

Fri 18 Dec | Vs Adelaide Strikers | Adelaide Oval | 7:15PM

Sun 20 Dec | Vs Hobart Hurricanes | Sydney Showground Stadium | 7:15PM

Mon 28 Dec | Vs Adelaide Strikers | Sydney Showground Stadium | 7:15PM

Fri 1 Jan | Vs Brisbane Heat | The Gabba | 7:15PM

Sun 3 Jan | Vs Melbourne Stars | Manuka Oval | 7:15PM

Tues 5 Jan | Vs Melbourne Renegades | Marvel Stadium | 7:15PM

Sat 9 Jan | Vs Sydney Sixers | Sydney Showground Stadium | 5:05PM

Wed 13 Jan | Vs Brisbane Heat | Manuka Oval | 7:15PM

Sun 17 Jan | Vs Hobart Hurricanes | Blundstone Arena | 7:15PM

Wed 20 Jan | Vs Melbourne Renegades | Sydney Showground Stadium | 7:15PM

Sat 23 Jan | Vs Perth Scorchers | Optus Stadium | 9:40PM

Mon 25 Jan | Vs Sydney Sixers | SCG | 7:15PM

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