Sport Cricket Queensland’s Chris Lynn picked in WA Chairman’s XI side to play England

Queensland’s Chris Lynn picked in WA Chairman’s XI side to play England

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Queensland batsman Chris Lynn has been named to play for the WA Chairman’s XI in the three-day tour-opener against England in Perth starting Thursday.

Lynn, who cracked a six to seal the Bulls’ domestic one-day title on Sunday, has been selected to bolster the side which will be made up of mostly fringe players from the Western Warriors squad.

Former Australian Test spinner Michael Beer will captain the local team, while all-rounder Mitchell Marsh could make his comeback after being sidelined with a hamstring injury.

Marsh, 22, has not played since Australia A’s tour of Africa in August.

Beer played one of his two Tests against England the last time the side was in Australian on an Ashes tour in 2011 and recently led Western Australia in the domestic one-day competition.

The WA side is heavily depleted with Ashes hopeful Mitchell Johnson, Adam Voges and Nathan Coulter-Nile playing the ODI series in India.

The match will be played at the same time as Western Australia’s first Sheffield Shield game against Victoria, starting in Melbourne on Wednesday.

Shaun Marsh has been selected to captain the Warriors, while fellow former Test players Ashton Agar and Marcus North are also playing in the Shield side.

WA Chairman’s XI: Michael Beer (capt), James Allenby, Burt Cockley, Matt Dixon, Ryan Duffield, Marcus Harris, Chris Lynn, Mitch Marsh, Luke Towers, Tom Triffitt, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye.