Melbourne:With three players who have played in the Indian Premier League in their 15-man squad, Victoria Bushrangers arrive in India on Friday hoping for a good show in the Champions League Twenty20 which starts on December 3.
Victoria, who announced their squad today, have in their ranks three players in captain Cameron White, David Hussey and Brad Hodge who have played in the inaugural edition of the IPL this year. The team also has Australia fast bowler Peter Siddle who toured India in the just-concluded Test series.
They will reach Mumbai on Friday for cricket's first Twenty20 Champions League, with hopes of a semi-final showdown with Victoria's favourite son Shane Warne, captain of IPL champions Rajasthan Royals, in the $5 million eight-team tournament.
"We want to arrive in India with all guns blazing. There are a lot of good players in the tournament, Warnie included," said coach Greg Shipperd.
"But we have a lot of self belief in our Twenty20 formula and as long as all players are fit and healthy, we know we can give it a good shake."
Victoria play Middlesex Crusaders of England on December 3 before taking on Chennai Superkings (December 4) and Titans of South Africa (December 6).
Victorian Squad: Cameron White (c), Aiden Blizzard, Adam Crosthwaite, Aaron Finch, Shane Harwood, John Hastings, Brad Hodge, David Hussey, Andrew McDonald, Clinton McKay, Dirk Nannes, James Pattinson, Rob Quiney, Peter Siddle, Matthew Wade.