Matador Cup 2015-16 September 21, 2015

Lynn to captain Queensland in Matador Cup

ESPNcricinfo staff

Chris Lynn will lead the Bulls early in the season © Getty Images

Batsman Chris Lynn will make his captaincy debut for Queensland in next month's Matador Cup one-day competition in the absence of skipper Usman Khawaja.

The Bulls have also named three uncapped one-day players who could make their debuts in the tournament: fast bowler Billy Stanlake, English-born batsman Charlie Hemphrey and opening batsman Marnus Labuschagne.

Khawaja was named in August as the new captain of Queensland after James Hopes stepped down from the role at the end of last summer, but Khawaja will be absent for the one-day competition due to his call-up for the Test tour of Bangladesh. Lynn should enter the tournament in some form after smashing 209 in a one-day club match this month.

The 204-centimetre Stanlake is viewed as an exciting prospect in Queensland and could make his state debut, while batsmen Hemphrey and Labuschagne made their first-class debuts in 2014-15.

Queensland have named a 14-man squad for the Matador Cup, which begins on October 5. The three-week tournament will take place in Sydney and will this year feature seven teams after the introduction of a Cricket Australia XI, to be made up of fringe players who miss out on making the squads of the six states.

Queensland squad Cameron Boyce, Ben Cutting, Luke Feldman, Peter Forrest, Chris Hartley, Charlie Hemphrey, James Hopes, Marnus Labuschagne, Chris Lynn (capt), Simon Milenko, Michael Neser, Nathan Reardon, Billy Stanlake, Mark Steketee.

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