Cricket Tasmania releases the following Marsh Sheffield Shield and Toyota Second XI (formerly Futures League) for the opening matches of both seasons in Perth against Western Australia and in Canberra versus ACT/NSW Country respectively.

Australian Test captain Tim Paine returns from a fifth Ashes Test finger injury and rookie contracted bowler, Lawrence Neil-Smith, could make his First-Class debut for the Tigers after being named in the 13-man squad.

The squad traveling to Perth is:

Matthew Wade (Captain)
George Bailey
Jackson Bird
Alex Doolan
Jake Doran
Caleb Jewell
Ben McDermott
Riley Meredith
Lawrence Neil-Smith
Tim Paine
Alex Pyecroft
Sam Rainbird
Jordan Silk

Head Coach: Jeff Vaughan
Senior Assistant Coach: Adam Griffith
Assistant Coach: Ben Rohrer

This match will be played at the WACA Ground and begin from 12:30pm AEDT daily from Thursday 10 – Sunday 13 October. Live scores and stream on cricket.com.au.

The Tigers’ Second XI squad features a first game for Tasmania for off-season recruit, Alex Bevilaqua, and former Queensland batsman Sam Truloff who has relocated to Hobart.

The squad is:

Alex Bevilaqua
Jarrod Freeman
Michael Jones
Simon Milenko
Tom Rogers
Gurinder Sandhu
Sam Truloff
Charlie Wakim
Beau Webster
Jack White
Sean Willis
Mac Wright

Head Coach: Allister de Winter
Assistant Coach: Darren McNee

This match will be played from Monday 7 October to Thursday 10 October at Phillip Oval in Canberra. Live scores on mycricket.com.au.