Posted: 29 October, 2016 by Cricket Newsroom

How Did Our Test Players Fare In The Sheffield Shield This Week?

A few ups and downs.

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Australia's Test players made a rare Sheffield Shield appearance this week.

A lot of recognisable names were donning their state colours, getting some first class cricket under their belt to prepare for six home Tests this summer.

So how'd they fare?

Steve Smith

The skipper scored 117 and 42 to continue his remarkable recent form in the Shield. Couldn't ask for a better tune-up.

David Warner

Warner would have been disappointed with his first innings against Queensland, going out slashing for 12, but made amends with a fast-paced 134 in the second dig.

Josh Hazlewood

Hazlewood was New South Wales' best bowler for the match, skittling Queensland with 4/70 in the first innings, and dismissing both openers in the second innings. Had the wicket of Joe Burns twice.

Usman Khawaja

Khawaja did enough to secure his place, scoring 79 in the first innings for Queensland. The Bulls' skipper would be disappointed with his other effort though: he scored just 12.

Nathan Lyon

Lyon was hammered a bit by Khawaja and Burns early, but bounced back to take an economical 2/30 in the second innings.

Mitch Marsh

Marsh missed an opportunity to find form. He made 12 in the first innings and a golden duck in the second. With the ball he was a little better, taking 2/110 off 21 overs with the wickets of Joe Mennie and Jake Lehmann, but he'd want more.

Shaun Marsh

While Mitch struggled, Shaun flourished. He shrugged off hamstring concerns to post scores of 73 and 110, doing everything he could for Western Australia.

Joe Mennie

Mennie took 3/56 for South Australia in the first innings, with the scalps of Cam Bancroft, Adan Voges and Hilton Cartwright, and went wicketless in the second innings. He also proved his value as a nightwatchman, scoring 32 in the Redbacks' first innings.

Peter Nevill 

Nevill impressed as always behind the stumps, but the Australian wicketkeeper will be disappointed he didn't chip in more with the bat, scoring just 1 and 13 across the match.

Peter Siddle

Siddle was at his dour best in the match against Tasmania, taking 1/18 off 13 overs in the first innings and 2/25 off 13 overs in the second. 

Mitchell Starc

The Aussie spearhead was on return from a nasty leg injury, and Aussie teammates Burns and Khawaja had his measure. Starc took 1/62 off 19 overs in the first innings before being rested.

Adam Voges

Not the greatest match for the oldest member of Australia's squad: Voges scored just 20 and 0.

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