Tasmania has named its squad for the first round of Sheffield Shield action after the completion of the KFC Big Bash League on Sunday that featured the Hobart Hurricanes vs Adelaide Strikers in the Final.
Jordan Silk misses the trip to Brisbane to play the Queensland Bulls with a broken collarbone which he sustained while playing for the Sydney Sixers, with a definitive timeline on his availability still to be confirmed.
Australian Test and One-Day and late incoming Hurricanes wicketkeeper Tim Paine will also not take part in the Shield clash, taking a break to freshen up for the upcoming Test Tour of South Africa.
It's a quick turnaround from T20 to four-day cricket for most of the squad, with seven players picked having represented the Hobart Hurricanes and a further two players having played BBL cricket with other teams over the course of the tournament.
Tasmanian Tigers Sheffield Shield Squad:
Hurricanes players shown in bold.
George BAILEY (C)
Jackson BIRD - Sydney Sixers
Sam RAINBIRD - Available but did not play for the Hurricanes
Beau WEBSTER - Melbourne Renegades
Meanwhile the remainder of the Hurricanes squad have also begun to turn their attention away from the BBL season, with breakout star Jofra Archer preparing to play for Lantau in this month's Hong Kong T20 Blitz tournament.
Archer will then go on to represent the Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League later this month before rejoining Hurricanes star D'Arcy Short at the Rajasthan Royals for the Indian Premier League- which kicks off in April.
Short is currently back in the Australian set-up for the remainder of the Gillette Twenty-20 tri-series tournament against England and New Zealand
English quick Tymal Mills, like Archer, is also preparing for the Pakistan Super League, after recently signing on with the Karachi Kings.
Tasmanian-contracted Hurricanes Cameron Boyce and Aaron Summers have returned to Tasmania, as has Clive Rose, while Dan Christian will return to the Victorian Bushrangers set-up before joining the Delhi Daredevils for the Indian Premier League.
Hamish Kingston and Caleb Jewell are currently lining up for Tasmania in Futures League action against ACT/NSW Country, while Nathan Reardon has returned to Queensland, where he runs an adventure tourism business.
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