Melbourne, Nov. 9 -- : Opening batsman Nic Maddinson on Saturday withdrew himself from Australia A squad on the grounds of mental health.

As a result of this decision, the batsman would not be taking part in the scheduled match against Pakistan.

Cameron Bancroft will replace the opener in Australia A's XI for the three-day day/night match against Pakistan.

"The wellbeing of our players is always our primary concern. We are proud that our players are comfortable to speak honestly and openly about how they are feeling. We will provide Nic with all the support and care we can and wish him a full and speedy recovery. We also ask that Nic's privacy be respected at this time," Ben Oliver, Cricket Australia's (CA) EGM of National Teams said in ...