Queensland and the Cricket Australia XI have suffered setbacks ahead of the opening weekend of the Matador BBQs One-Day Cup with a pair of injuries forcing the two sides to make changes to their squads.
The Bulls have called up batsman Charlie Hemphrey as a replacement for the powerful Chris Lynn, who continues to recover from the shoulder injury he sustained in Sri Lanka earlier month while training with Australia’s T20 squad.
Under tournament regulations, Lynn will be able to return to the Queensland squad in place of Hemphrey should he be passed fit to play at any stage during the tournament.
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The CA XI has also been hit by injury with Western Australia fast-bowler Jhye Richardson ruled out with a groin problem.
Queensland rookie Brendan Doggett, an emerging quick who was named the Lord’s Traveners Indigenous Cricketer of the Year earlier this year, has been named as Richardson’s replacement.
“Jhye has been taking part in a rehabilitation program for a left groin injury and had a minor setback over the weekend,” Cricket Australia Sport Science and Sports Medicine Manager Alex Kountouris said.
“Unfortunately this means that he will not be available to take his place in the CA XI squad.”
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The Matador Cup kicks off this Saturday with Queensland taking on the CA XI at Allan Border Field in Brisbane.