30 Aug 2009

Nannes to make Australian cricket debut aged 33

11:22 am on 30 August 2009

New Australian fast bowler Dirk Nannes expects England to pose a tough challenge in Sunday's Twenty20 battle at Old Trafford.

The 33-year-old on debut for his native country in cricket's shortest form should know as well as anyone - he was part of the Netherlands side that dramatically upset England in the opening match of the World Twenty20 at Lord's in June.

Having represented the country of his parents' birth, Nannes played his first match in Australian colours on Friday, a 189-run victory over Scotland in a 50-over match in Edinburgh.

He took 1-20 off seven overs in what was essentially a warm-up for Australia's two Twenty20 matches against England - the second is also in Manchester on Tuesday - and seven one-dayers.

The Melbourne-born quick took 4-23 as the Bushrangers beat Western Australia in the 2008 Australian Twenty20 final.

Six of England's 14-man squad, including skipper Paul Collingwood, featured in the fifth-Test victory at The Oval last weekend, which clinched the Ashes 2-1.

Kent's Joe Denly looks set to keep his place after his 67 helped England to a three-run win over Ireland last week.

Squads: Australia: Michael Clarke (capt), Tim Paine, Callum Ferguson, Nathan Hauritz, Ben Hilfenhaus, David Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Brett Lee, Dirk Nannes, Adam Voges, David Warner, Shane Watson, Cameron White.

England: Paul Collingwood (captain), Ravi Bopara, Joe Denly, Matt Prior, Jonathan Trott, Eoin Morgan, Owais Shah, Luke Wright, Stuart Broad, Adil Rashid, Tim Bresnan, Graeme Swann, Ryan Sidebottom, James Anderson.