NOWRA'S Nic Maddinson has withdrawn from the Australia A clash against Pakistan in Perth, citing mental health concerns.
Maddinson will be replaced in the Australia A XI by Western Australia batsman Cameron Bancroft, during the three-day, day-night match at the Perth Stadium , which starts on November 11.
Ben Oliver, Cricket Australia's executive general manager of national teams, said Maddinson would be afforded all the time and support he needed to return to full health.
"The wellbeing of our players is always our primary concern," Oliver said to Cricket Australia.
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"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."
The Bomaderry High School alumnus' withdrawal is the second time the 27-year-old has put his mental health first and stepped away from the game, and follows the high-profile decision of Glenn Maxwell to step back from the spotlight midway through Australia's Gillette T20 International series with Sri Lanka in late October.
In his eight matches since moving to Victoria, Maddinson had hit four hundreds, including a career-best 224 in their Shield season-opener earlier this month, for a total of 952 runs at 79.33.