Queensland call on Lynn for Sheffield Shield debut
Queensland will have at least one debutant for their important Sheffield Shield match this week after the teenage batsman Chris Lynn was named for his maiden first-class game. Lynn, 19, was included in the 12-man squad at the expense of Nick Kruger, who has been dropped, for the game against South Australia starting in Brisbane on Wednesday.
The Bulls have also included the uncapped legspinner Cameron Boyce, although on the seam-friendly Gabba pitch he might be the man to miss out. The fast bowler Nathan Rimmington has returned to the squad to replace James Hopes, who has gone to New Zealand to be part of Australia's ODI outfit.
Queensland are second on the Sheffield Shield table after their stunning last-wicket win over Victoria last week and victory against the Redbacks would secure them a place in the final. South Australia need not only outright wins from their last two games but also other results to fall their way to have any chance of qualifying.
They have regained their captain Graham Manou, the allrounder Daniel Christian after his Twenty20 trip to New Zealand, and also the fast bowler Mark Cleary, who hasn't played a first-class game since October. Tim Ludeman, Kane Richardson and Cullen Bailey have been left out of the 12-man group.
Queensland squad Ryan Broad, Chris Lynn, Wade Townsend, Lee Carseldine, Craig Philipson, Chris Simpson (capt), Chris Hartley (wk), Ben Cutting, Chris Swan, Nathan Rimmington, Luke Feldman, Cameron Boyce.
South Australia squad Daniel Harris, James Smith, Michael Klinger, Cameron Borgas, Mark Cosgrove, Graham Manou (capt, wk), Daniel Christian, Aaron O'Brien, Mark Cleary, Jake Haberfield, Peter George, Gary Putland.