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Aaron Finch to captain Australia A against England Lions

Associated Press
Feb 07, 2013 at 10:51am IST

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Melbourne: Opening batsman Aaron Finch has been selected to captain Australia A in their five-match limited-overs cricket series against the England Lions.

The Australian national selection panel on Thursday named a 12-man squad for the VB series, headed by Finch and with wicketkeeper Tim Paine as vice-captain.

Selection chairman John Inverarity said the squad had been selected with a view to developing players for the 2015 World Cup.

Finch to captain Australia A against Eng Lions

The Australian national selection panel named a 12-man squad for the VB series, headed by Finch and with wicketkeeper Tim Paine as vice-captain.

Inverarity said Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, Joe Burns, Callum Ferguson and Adam Voges "are all talented batsmen" and "With the Test Squad being in India, these 12 players will have a chance to push for higher honours by doing well against a strong England Lions outfit."

Australia A squad: Aaron Finch (captain), Tim Paine, Cameron Boyce, Joe Burns, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ben Cutting, Callum Ferguson, John Hastings, Josh Hazlewood, Shaun Marsh, Kane Richardson, Adam Voges.

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