Matador BBQs One-Day Cup 2015
Lynn leads Bulls' Matador charge
Batsman made skipper as Queensland name squad for tilt at season-opening one-day cup
21 September 2015, 10:30 AM AEST
Chris Lynn has been named stand-in captain of the myFootDr Queensland Bulls for the Matador BBQs One-Day Cup to be held in Sydney next month.
With Usman Khawaja selected in the Australia Test squad to tour Bangladesh, Lynn will lead a 14-man Bulls outfit featuring three new faces in the 50-over format.
Australia Under-19s representative Billy Stanlake, English-born Charlie Hemphrey and South Africa-born Marnus Labuschagne are all in line to make their domestic one-day debut when the tournament begins on October 5.
Lynn will push for further national honours as Queensland skipper // Getty
Hemphrey showed what he is capable of last summer with a maiden first-class century in the final match of the Sheffield Shield regular season, while Labuschagne made a name for himself with a stunning catch as a substitute fielder in the Commonwealth Bank Test against India at the Gabba.
Marnus Labuschagne takes a short-leg ripper with the Test team
However, it's the inclusion of towering young quick Stanlake that will excite onlookers throughout the three-week competition.
The 20-year-old rookie stands at 204cm and is set to be unleashed after overcoming stress fractures in his back to complete an injury-free pre-season.
Billy Stanlake in action at last year's U19 World Cup // Getty
"You only have to look at Billy's stature to realise he has huge potential," Bulls 'keeper Chris Hartley told News Limited last week.
"When everything clicks he's our quickest bowler and gets nice outswing on the ball.
"The ingredients are there for him to be a very dangerous fast bowler."
Queensland will be out to improve on their third-place effort last season, but will have to do so without star batsmen Khawaja and Joe Burns, both of whom will be on national duty for the Qantas Tour of Bangladesh.
The team's leading wicket-taker last season, Peter George, has been ruled out due to a hamstring injury sustained in the first week of Premier cricket.
Queensland Matador Cup squad: Cameron Boyce, Ben Cutting, Luke Feldman, Peter Forrest, Chris Hartley, Charlie Hemphrey, James Hopes, Marnus Labuschagne, Chris Lynn (c), Simon Milenko, Michael Neser, Nathan Reardon, Billy Stanlake, Mark Steketee.