Klinger 'in the mix' for Aussie Test spot

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Australia batsman Michael Klinger is delighted with his selection in the Australia A side to face England in a warm-up game in Hobart, saying it means the Powers That Be are keeping him in mind for a Test spot.

Australia batsman Michael Klinger is delighted with his selection in the Australia A side to face England in a warm-up game in Hobart, saying it means the Powers That Be are keeping him in mind for a Test spot.

The 33-year-old has not played an international match for Australia in any format, but averages over 37 in First Class cricket and scored a number of half centuries for Gloucestershire and South Australia in the past few months.

Klinger said of his Australia A selection: "It just shows that I'm still in the Aussie selectors thoughts, which is great.

"It's certainly an ambition and goal of mine to play for Australia in any format of the game so I'll be doing my best to put my name forward.

"This is a good opportunity for me because they wouldn't be picking you for Australia A if you weren't in the mix."

Meanwhile, Moises Henriques will skipper the A side against the England XI, with selector John Inverarity saying: "Moises Henriques will have a significant leadership opportunity by captaining this team against England.

"Glenn Maxwell gets a chance to support Moises as the team's vice-captain and will play an important role as the spin bowling all-rounder in the side.

"All of the top six batsmen have shown good form of late and will be looking to impress against a quality opposition as they strive for higher honours."

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