Matador BBQs One-Day Cup, 2016 ready to kick-start with Queensland Bulls taking on Cricket Australia XI Allan Border Field in Brisbane on Saturday (01 October). These two teams will look for positive start to the tournament especially for Cricket Australia XI who finished seventh in last season.
Queensland bulls managed to win only two matches in last season and finished just above Cricket Australia XI with eight points while later won just one match to earn four points.
Queensland Bulls suffered blow before start of the tournament when power-hitter Chris Lynn was ruled out. Chris Lynn is recovering his shoulder injury he sustained in Sri Lanka earlier. Charlie Hemphrey has been called in as his replacement, also if Chris Lynn can take his place after passing fitness test.
Jason Floros to lead Bulls side which include Joe Burns and experienced Ben Cutting. They will miss their regular captain and star batsman Usman Khawaja who is on national duty in South Africa. All eyes will be on opener Joe Burns early in the domestic summer as he aims to regain his spot in Australia’s Test team.
Meanwhile, Cricket Australia XI was also hit with injury which ruled out fast bowler Jhye Richardson. Lord’s Traveners Indigenous Cricketer of the Year Brendan Doggett was included in the side as his replacement.
William Bosisto has been given captain’s responsibility for Australia XI side. CA XI has undergone mass changes from year one to year two. Only five players – Will Bosisto, Matthew Short, James Bazley, Liam Hatcher, Ryan Lees – return for a second season, while another five – Alex Gregory, Hilton Cartwright, Marcus Harris, Jimmy Peirson and Mitchell Swepson – have been included in state squads.
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Queensland Bulls & Cricket Australia XI – Full Squad
Queensland Bulls: Jason Floros (c), Joe Burns, Ben Cutting, Luke Feldman, Cameron Gannon, Peter George, Marnus Labuschagne, Chris Lynn (Ruled Out), Michael Neser, Jimmy Peirson, Nathan Reardon, Matthew Renshaw, Mark Steketee, Mitch Swepson, Charlie Hemphrey (Replacement for Chris Lynn)
Cricket Australia XI: William Bosisto (c), Matthew Short, James Bazley, Jake Carder, Ryan Gibson, David Grant, Sam Grimwade, Sam Harper, Liam Hatcher, Josh Inglis, Ryan Lees, Arjun Nair, Thomas O’Donnell, Jhye Richardson (Ruled Out), Brendan Doggett (Replacement for Jhye Richardson).
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