Batsman Peter Forrest will captain Queensland in next month's Matador Cup tournament after Chris Lynn was ruled out due to a dislocated shoulder. On Monday, Lynn had been named as the stand-in captain with full-time skipper Usman Khawaja set to be on the Test tour of Bangladesh, but by the end of the week Lynn too had become unavailable for the duration of the tournament.
Lynn dislocated his left shoulder during a fielding session at Queensland's training on Thursday and although the full extent of the injury is unknown, he has been ruled out of the Matador Cup. Lynn also missed last summer's one-day tournament after having surgery on the same shoulder.
"Chris fell awkwardly during a fielding drill yesterday and has unfortunately dislocated his left shoulder," Queensland physio Martin Love said. "We are currently unsure of the full severity of the injury, however we expect to know more when we receive the results from his latest scan.
"We can confirm he will miss the Matador Cup and the start of the Sheffield Shield season, but it is hard to put an exact timeline on his recovery until we have all information on the injury available."
In the absence of Lynn and Khawaja, Forrest will captain Queensland for the duration of the Matador Cup. Wicketkeeper-batsman Jimmy Peirson, who had been named in the Cricket Australia XI squad for the tournament, has been transferred into the Queensland squad to replace Lynn. Western Australian wicketkeeper Josh Inglis will replace Peirson in the CA XI squad.