CLIVE Rose wants to be more than just Xavier Doherty's fill-in, the former Victorian has revealed in the lead-up to his Tasmanian debut.
The 23-year-old will step into the shoes of the country's premier limited overs slow bowler while Doherty is on national duty in India, starting with tomorrow's clash with South Australia at Bankstown Oval.
But Rose, who like Doherty bowls left-arm orthodox, is hoping they can soon be in the same XI.
``The coaches have spoken to me and there is no reason, as long as the wicket is up for it, that they won't play two spinners in the team,'' Rose said yesterday.
``We're similar players, but hopefully I can play alongside him in a few games and I can continue to learn a few things from him.
``At training he has been very good, and I've learnt a lot about consistency from him.
``He's probably one of the most consistent spin bowlers in Australia and he picks a good length all the time and he's got a few subtle variations and he's been very good for me.''
Rose, who took two wickets in four one-day games for the Bushrangers in 2012 and 2013, said he was looking forward to bowling on the ``challenging'' wickets that the New South Wales-based one-day competition.
``I'm just going to go out there to bowl a little bit faster and just get that subtle change of pace in there,'' he said.
``South Australia have got a few good batsmen in there though, so it will be tough to bowl against them.''
Rose accepted Tasmania's contract offer in the preseason ``purely just to play first class cricket'' and said he felt lucky to be playing for a state that has had so much success in the recent past.
Rose's inclusion is one of three changes for the Tigers, who are winless after their first two games of the competition, in a squad that will cover their four remaining matches.
Paceman Andrew Fekete, wicket-keeper batsman Ben Dunk and batsman Aiden Blizzard have also been included, with Bailey also on international duty and Mark Cosgrove is out of the rest of the competition after breaking his left thumb playing club cricket.
Chairman of selectors Michael Farrell said Cosgrove was ``hopeful'' of being fit for the start of Tasmania's Sheffield Shield campaign on October 30.
Wicketkeeper Tim Paine will assume the captaincy in Bailey's absence.
6pt UNIV INTO HELIOS; Starts in UNIV, breakback goes to helios, loops on breakbacks.Tasmanian Squad: Tim Paine (c), Aiden Blizzard, Luke Butterworth, Ed Cowan, Alex Doolan, Ben Dunk, Andrew Fekete, Evan Gulbis, Ben Hilfenhaus, Ben Laughlin, Sam Rainbird, Clive Rose, Jordan Silk, Jon Wells.