Nic Maddinson, the Aussie batsman was playing in the domestic tournament. He was batting for New South Wales in the tournament. In the last week match against Victoria, the player was absent due to personal reason. He will not play the next scheduled match against Queensland in February 10 as well. The player has cited the same reason as the previous one for his absence. In a joint statement by Cricket Australia and Cricket New South Wales, it was stated that “Nic Maddinson will not be available for selection due to personal reasons, until further notice.” The team has selected Arjun Nair as his replacement to play in the matches.
Nair is an off-spinner who made his first-class debut only last year. The 18 years old player played with Shield against South Australia in the match in Coffs Harbour. Maddinson debuted in international test in the recent day night game against South Africa in Adelaide. He could not score any runs in the match. In the next campaign against Pakistan, he could score only 27 runs and was dropped from the squad in the third test. In a press meet last week, the player was heard saying he had his chance but “could not grab it.” He also added, he actually did not think of playing Test cricket again.
The player was with Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash League and he scored 75 runs playing seven innings. He was almost a surprising inclusion in the international test squad. Noted for his aggressive batting, he was a top player in junior levels. At 18, he became the youngest player to score a century on a first-class debut for New South Wales. Maddinson is considered as an attacking player in T20. In his debut T20 match against India in 2013, he scored a crucial 34 off 16 balls. He also captained New South Wales in Sheffield Shield in 2015-16 season. Among his best strikes is the knock of 181 in a first-class match in 2013, playing for Australia A.
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