Young gun Scott to fill main batting role of SA

South Australia will install rookie all-rounder Liam Scott in batting anchor number three as they try to pull themselves from at the bottom of the rankings in the second half of the Marsh Sheffield Shield season.

Scott, who has only played five first-class games in which he only beat at number seven, displayed an equally calm temperament and solid technique to Western Australian handyman Cameron Green who got a test call-up and performed with force against India this summer.

A year younger than Green, 20-year-old Scott made his Shield debut against WA at the WACA last season and will be returning to the same venue for the game that begins tomorrow as the backbone of the Redbacks’ renewed batting lineup.

“I think he’s a hell of a gamer” // Getty

Absent from the team that lost to Queensland in the final match of the Shield season opener is veteran Callum Ferguson (retired) and former Conor McInerney (omitted), while Brad Davis who started the summer at number three was deleted from the team together with Tom Cooper.

With regular opening Jake Weatherald leading SA’s second XI in his return to cricket in long form after a hiatus for mental health reasons late last …

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