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QUADRANGULAR 'A' SERIES 2016

Lynn given nod to skipper Australia A

03 August 2016

Chris Lynn was the top-ranked batsman in last summer's Big Bash // Getty

Dave Middleton


@Dave_Middleton

Dave Middleton


@Dave_Middleton

The Big Bash destroyer handed reins for one-day quadrangular series in North Queensland

A strong Australia A squad boasting seven players with international experience – including Australia's reigning ODI Player of the Year – will be captained by Queenslander Chris Lynn for the winter quadrangular one-day series in Townsville and Mackay.

Lynn, the leading six-hitter in last summer's Big Bash League, is currently in the West Indies playing in the Caribbean Premier League but will return to lead a strong Australia A in the 14-match series.

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Glenn Maxwell, who was sensationally dropped from Australia's ODI squad to tour Sri Lanka, will have the chance to make a statement, and looms as a major drawcard for residents of Townsville and Mackay where the matches will be held.

Maxwell was parachuted into the Australia A four-day squad when left-arm spinner Jon Holland was called up to Sri Lanka to replace the injured Stephen O'Keefe.

National Selector Rod Marsh said the 'A' team had "a near perfect balance between emerging talent and experienced players".

"Seven of the 15 players in the squad have been selected in varying formats for Australia, showing that this series can only add to their prospects of pushing for further selection," Marsh said.

"Although we have also selected a squad with an eye towards the future, we have also rewarded the most recent domestic cricket performers and this is a perfect opportunity to showcase their talents against international opposition.

"Chris has shown in his time with Queensland and the Brisbane Heat that he can lead a team whilst also putting in high-quality performances with the bat and in the field."

Peter Handscomb, who captained Australia A to victory in the first of two first-class matches against South Africa A this week, will be Lynn's deputy, and was given a big wrap from Marsh.

"Peter led wonderfully in Australia A's victory in the longer format and will benefit from having a leadership role in the one-day matches, he shapes as one of this country's best up-and-coming leaders on the field," Marsh added.

Australia A will play their second first-class match against South Africa A starting Saturday at Townsville's Tony Ireland Stadium.

Every match of the Australia A winter series will be live streamed on cricket.com.au and the Cricket Australia Live App.

Full Australia A series details

Australia A squad to face South Africa A: Peter Handscomb (c), Cameron Bancroft, Scott Boland, Jake Lehmann, Glenn Maxwell, Joe Mennie, Kurtis Patterson, Matt Renshaw, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Swepson, Chris Tremain, Sam Whiteman, Dan Worrall.

Australia A one-day squad: Chris Lynn (c), Peter Handscomb, Cameron Bancroft, Scott Boland, Cameron Boyce, Jake Lehmann, Glenn Maxwell, Joe Mennie, Kurtis Patterson, Kane Richardson, Alex Ross, Marcus Stoinis, Chris Tremain, Sam Whiteman, Dan Worrall

National Performance Squad: Sean Abbott (NSW), Hilton Cartwright (WA), Kyle Gardiner (WA), David Grant (SA), Sam Grimwade (Vic), Sam Harper (Vic), Sam Heazlett (Qld), Clint Hinchliffe (WA), Josh Inglis (WA), Caleb Jewell (Tas), David Moody (WA), Arjun Nair (NSW), Tom O'Donnell (Vic), Matthew Renshaw (Qld), Matthew Short (Vic), Mitchell Swepson (Qld).

South Africa A four-day squad: Stephen Cook (c), Qaasim Adams, Temba Bavuma, Dean Elgar, Heino Kuhn, Sisanda Magala, Keshav Maharaj, Duanne Olivier, Wayne Parnell, Andile Phehlukwayo, Vernon Philander, Dane Piedt, Omphile Ramela, Stiaan van Zyl, Dane Vilas, Hardus Viljoen 

South Africa A one-day squad: Wayne Parnell (c), Qaasim Adams, Marchant de Lange, Reeza Hendricks, Heino Kuhn, Eddie Leie, Sisanda Magala, Aaron Phangiso, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Rilee Rossouw, Malusi Siboto, Khaya Zondo, David Miller, Dane Vilas 

India A squad: Naman Ojha (capt), Faiz Fazal, Akhil Herwadkar, Shreyas Iyer, Karun Nair, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Axar Patel, Jayant Yadav, Varun Aaron, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat, Barinder Sran, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sanju Samson.


Fixtures


Four-day matches 

30 July – 2 August, Australia A def South Africa A by 197 runs @ Allan Border Field, Brisbane
6 August – 9 August, Australia A v South Africa A, Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville

One-day Series

13 August, South Africa A v NPS, Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville
14 August, Australia A v India A, Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville
16 August, Australia A v NPS, Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville
17 August, South Africa A v India A, Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville
20 August, Australia A v South Africa A, Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville
21 August, India A v NPS, Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville
24 August, NPS v Australia A, Harrup Park, Mackay
25 August, South Africa A v India A, Harrup Park, Mackay
27 August, NPS v India A, Harrup Park, Mackay
28 August, Australia A v South Africa A, Harrup Park, Mackay
30 August, Australia A v India A, Harrup Park, Mackay
31 August, South Africa A v NPS, Harrup Park, Mackay
3 September; Final 3 v 4, Harrup Park, Mackay
4 September, Final 1 v 2, Harrup Park, Mackay

Four-day matches

8-11 September, Australia A v India A, Allan Border Field, Brisbane
15-18 September, Australia A v India A, Allan Border Field, Brisbane

About the Writer

@Dave_Middleton

Dave Middleton is cricket.com.au's senior news editor. From Queensland, he spent 10 years in the UK where he wrote for The Times, The Sunday Times, the Guardian and The Telegraph.