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Morris included in Test squad following WA Shield draw

West Aussie quick Lance Morris has been rocketed in the Australian Test squad for the second match against the West Indies in Adelaide.


Morris will link up with the squad after claiming five-wickets in WA's drawn Sheffield Shield match in Queensland that wrapped up at the Gabba on Sunday afternoon.


Western Australia declared with 66 overs remaining and a lead of 132 runs in the hope of taking 10 wickets in Queensland's second innings to claim six-points.


Only two wickets had fallen to tea and but quickly turned into six as the home side were left wrangling at 6/34.


Partnerships from Jack Clayton (37 from 160) and Gurinder Sandhu (22 from 66) and then Clayton with James Bazley (7 from 49) saw Queensland to a draw.


Queenslander Michael Neser who also participated in the match is also reported to be joining the Australian Test squad as cover.

Skipper Pat Cummins believes he'll be right to play but selectors are not expected to take any chances.


Cummins said it was small strain in his post match press conference following Australia's 164 run victory in Perth.


"I don't really want to turn a one-week injury into a three or four-week injury, and potentially miss the (Test) summer.


"So we'll weigh all that up.


"I felt pretty comfortable out there, so give it a few days and it already feels pretty good.


"The physio might be less optimistic, but I think I'll be fine."


Victorian Scott Boland is already in the squad and would be the likely replacement if Cummins was unfit to play.


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