Tasmanian Tigers and Hobart Hurricanes batsman, Jake Doran, has been selected as part of the Cricket Australia XI to take on Sri Lanka at Blundstone Arena next week.
22-year-old Doran is also a more than capable wicketkeeper and will take the gloves for the game alongside many of Australia's Test hopefuls in a warm-up match for the visitors.
The day-night match begins on Thursday from 2pm and concludes on Saturday.
Doran will re-join the Hobart Hurricanes squad following the match.
The squad is as follows:
Joe Burns (c) - Queensland
Kurtis Patterson (vc) – New South Wales
Scott Boland – Victoria
Jake Doran (wk) - Tasmania
Jon Holland – Victoria
Marnus Labuschagne - Queensland
Michael Neser - Queensland
Will Pucovski - Victoria
Jason Sangha – New South Wales
Matt Renshaw - Queensland
Chris Tremain - Victoria
Speaking on the CA XI, National Selector Trevor Hohns said:
“It is important to the panel that this selection is seen as prestigious and an opportunity to all players.
“CA XI squads have the chance to play cricket against international teams, and these matches give players selected the opportunity to press their case for higher honours.
“For this match, our focus has been on ensuring newcomers selected in the Test squad have ample batting preparation ahead of the Brisbane Test.
“Scott Boland, Chris Tremain and Michael Neser have all had very good first-class seasons and are knocking on the door for Australian selection.”
“The CA XI squad is critical to our pathway system and continuing to harness identified talent at the highest possible level. The players in this squad are of interest to the National Selection Panel, as we look ahead to the World Cup and Ashes campaigns in 2019.”
Entry to this match is free of charge and it will be on livestream at cricket.com.au daily from 2pm.