Maddinson again out of action for Blues-NewsCO

February 8, 2017

Nic Maddinson’s indefinite absence from cricket continues with his non-selection due to personal issues for NSW’s clash with Queensland.

The batsman will miss the Sheffield Shield match starting on Friday after also being a late withdrawal from the win over Victoria this month.

“Cricket Australia and Cricket NSW advises that Australian and NSW batsman Nic Maddinson will not be available for selection due to personal reasons, until further notice,” the two bodies said in a joint statement.

They have requested Maddinson’s privacy be respected.

Maddinson, 25, was part of a young batting trio to make their Test debuts in the day-night third match against South Africa in Adelaide last November, batting at six.

He was dismissed for a duck on debut, before registering scores of 1, 4 and 22 in innings against Pakistan.

Unlike Peter Handscomb and Matt Renshaw who have maintained their places in the Test squad, Maddinson was dropped after three Tests for allrounder Hilton Cartwright.

The left-hander was unable to recapture form in the BBL, failing to register a big score for the Sydney Sixers in seven matches.

He made his Test debut after averaging 38 from 58 first-class games for NSW, with two tons and an 86 in the 2016-17 Sheffield Shield season.

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