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.
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.