Cameron Green, Josh Inglis, Josh Philippe and Richardson will join up with the National Performance Squad in Brisbane next week, before heading to Chennai to play MRF Academy teams in 50-over and T20 matches.

Cricket Australia physiotherapist Kevin Sims said Richardson is ready to bowl in matches after getting through a competitive game in Darwin last month.

“He is bowling off his full run and has good shoulder function,” Sims said.

“The plan is for him to play matches in both formats while on tour and we expect he will be able to bowl however many overs are required in the games he plays”

The quartet all enjoyed great 2018-19 seasons, Philippe scored his maiden Sheffield Shield century, Green claimed a Shield five wicket haul, while Richardson’s form earn't him a test debut for Australia.

Having fully recovered from a back injury sustained during the last KFC Big Bash Season, Green says he can’t wait to get back into action.

“The stress fracture is all good now, it was only on the minor end of the scale so I’m ready to go again,” he said.

“It’s a great opportunity to go and play in Indian conditions, we don’t get to do that very often.

“Working with Glenn McGrath is going to be awesome.

“It’s always great to gain a new perspective on training, and for that to come from one of Australia’s greatest ever bowlers is an amazing opportunity.”

The squad, which will have a pre-tour camp at the Bupa National Cricket Centre in Brisbane, before heading to Chennai to play three one-day games and three T20 matches against MRF Academy teams between 10-28 August.

CA Pathways Manager, Graham Manou, said the tour would provide further opportunities for the players to improve their skills in what is traditionally a testing environment for touring teams.

“Australian Cricket has enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship with the MRF Foundation for 26 years and we value the chance to take some of our young players to India to give them the chance to stretch themselves under match conditions,’’ he said.

“The pace bowlers will also have the opportunity to interact with Glenn (McGrath) who has a wealth of knowledge about bowling and can certainly assist them to expand their skills.

“The squad has a nice blend of youth and some more experienced members, so the coaching staff of Chris Rogers and Craig Howard will have plenty of options to work with,” Manou said.

2019 CA National Performance Squad – MRF Tour:

Tom Andrews (SA)
Oliver Davies (NSW)
Dan Fallins (NSW)
Jake Fraser-McGurk (Vic)
Cameron Green (WA)
Ryan Hadley (NSW)
Lachlan Hearne (NSW)
Josh Inglis (WA)
Ben McDermott (Tas)
Jonathon Merlo (Vic)
Todd Murphy (Vic)
Josh Philippe (WA)
Lloyd Pope (SA)
Jhye Richardson (WA)