The Team Australia line-up to take on World Champions Japan in a two-game series at the Sapporo Dome on the 9th and 10th of November 2022 has been announced.
David Nilsson’s men return to the world stage with an action-packed line-up filled with international and ABL experience.
Leading the team are co-captains Tim Atherton and Tim Kennelly, with five players each from the Brisbane Bandits, Adelaide Giants and the Perth Heat, eight from the Melbourne Aces ABL champion team, the Sydney Blue Sox with three players and Robbie Perkins from Canberra Cavalry. Kyle Glogoski from Auckland Tuatara will make his debut for the team to round out a Team Australia side loaded with talent and experience.
The roster features some of Australia’s up and coming professional players who will debut for the Men’s team. Cameron Gibbens, Jarryd Dale, Rixon Wingrove and Solomon Maguire will come off professional seasons in the USA to debut for the Senior Men’s team.
It has been a long three-year absence of international baseball for our Men’s Team Australia side to which our representatives will be looking to pick up where they left off from the Premier12.
Baseball Australia CEO Glenn Williams, believes the team has what it takes to compete against the world number 1’s.
“It will be great to see this team compete against the Olympic Gold Medallists and current World Champions; it has been a while since they’ve had the chance to compete on the world stage and it will be a great content and the perfect start to a big six months for Team Australia with the WBC right around the corner.”
It will be the first senior international game for Samurai Japan since the Olympics where they claimed gold against the best in the world.
The two-game series will take place before the Australian Baseball League (ABL) season with ABL players set to join their teams for the commencement of the Opening Round.
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