Brett Lee to captain Prime Minister's XI
England's batsmen will face retired international fast bowler Brett Lee one more time after he was named to captain the Prime Minister's XI in January. England will take on the Prime Minister's XI in a one-day match in Canberra on January 14, between the first and second one-day internationals, and while the rest of the side is yet to be named, Lee has been confirmed to lead it.
Lee, 37, last played for Australia in July last year on the ODI tour of England, but he announced his retirement when he flew home from that tour with a calf injury. However, he has remained active in Twenty20 tournaments since then and has again signed for the Sydney Sixers in this summer's BBL, meaning he will have played several games before taking on England.
"It's a great honour for me to be selected as captain of the Prime Minister's XI to take on England," Lee said. "I know first-hand how this important fixture on the Australian cricketing calendar can help propel the careers of young aspiring cricketers.
"I first played in the Prime Minister's XI against India in 1999. I was fortunate enough to take four wickets in that match, and less than three weeks later found myself on the biggest stage of all - playing at the MCG on Boxing Day in my first Test match for Australia. More than 14 years on, I'm proud to lead what I'm sure will be an emerging team of stars here next month at the magnificent Manuka Oval."