Joel Paris out of Australia A tour of New Zealand after battling back pain in the Sheffield Shield final

He will be replaced by South Australia’s Jordan Buckingham for the two-game series in New Zealand.

ESPNcricinfo Staff

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Joel Paris’ determination to play through the pain barrier in the Sheffield Shield final has been revealed after he was ruled out of Australia A’s tour of New Zealand with a back injury.

Paris, the quick left-arm who played two T20Is in 2016, took five wickets in the match in 40 overs but required injections to ease the pain. He also showcased his all-around skills with a crucial 31 from 126 balls in a match-clinching partnership of 105 alongside Ashton Turner. Overall in the Sheffield Shield he claimed 27 wickets at 17:37.

He had been in line to face New Zealand A early next month in Christchurch with also the possibility of a county deal. The chances of him boosting his claims for a place in the Ashes were touted by Western Australia manager Adam Voges, but he has now been sidelined albeit still on time.

“I’ve never really focused on long-term goals, but I think being an England Ashes year and Dukes balls, as well as being a left-footer, there’s also an option to go there,” Paris said after the Shield final. .

“I’ve really focused on playing some great cricket for WA this year and then if opportunities arise and the right time happens, we’ll see what happens from there. But that (international cricket) is something I’ve always strived for.” . go back to.

“It’s been a while since I’ve represented Australia and if that opportunity arises I’ll take it with both hands.”

Paris will be replaced by the speedy Jordan Buckingham of South Australia, who took 15 wickets at 31.00 in the Sheffield Shield.

The Australia A team is a mix of players close to the Test team and younger players destined for the future. Those with county deals were not considered as they will have match practice in the UK against Dukes balls which will also be used in Serie A.

Peter Handscomb had originally been named in the squad but was dropped after signing a contract with Leicestershire.

Australia A updated squad to face New Zealand A Wes Agar, Xavier Bartlett, Jordan Buckingham, Aaron Hardie, Caleb Jewell, Spencer Johnson, Campbell Kellaway, Nathan McSweeney, Mitch Perry, Jimmy Peirson, Matthew Renshaw, Mitchell Swepson, Tim Ward, Teague Wyllie


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