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Warriors opt to field on one-day opener
Warriors opt to field on one-day opener

Western Australia captain Marcus North won the toss and elected to bowl first in the season-opening domestic one-day clash against New South Wales at the WACA Ground.

The Warriors named a strong team for the match, which marks the earliest ever start to a domestic season.

Former Australian paceman Mitchell Johnson is finally making his limited overs debut for his adopted state in his fifth season in WA.

Brothers Shaun and Mitchell Marsh were both named in the team as well.

The Blues are being led by Test captain Michael Clarke, and boast an experienced team, with wicketkeeper Brad Haddin, paceman Doug Bollinger and all-rounder Steve O’Keefe all playing.


Western Australia: Marcus North (capt), Liam Davis, Shaun Marsh, Adam Voges, Sam Whiteman, Mitchell Marsh, Tom Triffitt, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Mitchell Johnson, Nathan Rimmington, Michael Beer. 12th man: Jason Behrendorff.

New South Wales: Michael Clarke (capt), Brad Haddin, Scott Henry, Nic Maddinson, Steven Smith, Moises Henriques, Stephen O'Keefe, Sean Abbott, Trent Copeland, Josh Lalor, Doug Bollinger. 12th man: Chris Tremain.

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