Cowan And Warner To Captain Chairman's XIs Against India
Tasmania batsman Ed Cowan and New South Wales opener David Warner will captain the Cricket Australia Chairman's XI teams which will take on India from 15th to 16th December and 19th to 21st December respectively.
The matches will be part of India's preparations for the opening Test on Boxing Day and the team for the second match includes several Test-capped players.
Aside from Warner, Phil Hughes, Doug Bollinger, Trent Copeland, Peter George, Usman Khawaja and Shaun Marsh will get an early opportunity against the Indians in the second game.
South Australia's tall fast bowler George, New South Wales's Josh Lalor and Redbacks wicket-keeper TIm Ludemen feature in both squads.
"The two Cricket Australia Chairman’s XI games against India provide opportunities for many of our promising young players to display their talents and to gain experience against some legendary Indian players," National Selector John Inverarity said.
"In the second of these two Cricket Australia Chairman’s XI matches a number of players in contention for the Vodafone Boxing Day Test squad will have the opportunity to press their claims. In the second game Shaun Marsh will be making his return from injury."
CA Chairman's XI for match one (15th-16th December): Ed Cowan (captain), Joe Burns, Tom Cooper, Alex Doolan, Peter George, Jake Haberfield, Josh Lalor, Tim Ludeman, Glenn Maxwell, Joe Mennie, Wes Robinson, Dean Solway
CA Chairman's XI for match two (19th-21st December): David Warner (captain), Doug Bollinger, Cameron Boyce, Tom Cooper, Trent Copeland, Alex Doolan, Peter George, Phil Hughes, Usman Khawaja, Josh Lalor, Tim Ludeman, Shaun Marsh
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