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PM's XI at Manuka: Late change for Australian side

The Prime Minister's XI has been forced into a late change for Tuesday's match with England at Manuka Oval, with Brisbane Heat and Queensland Bulls batsman Chris Lynn ruled out with a knee injury.

Promising wicketkeeper-batsman Ben McDermott has been called up into the side to partner his older brother, Alister.

National Talent Manager Greg Chappell said the 19-year-old, son of fast-bowling great Craig McDermott, was one of the brightest prospects in Australian cricket.

"He was recently added into the Brisbane Heat squad and is a member of Australia's Under 19 squad,'' Chappell said.

"McDermott will benefit greatly from an opportunity to play in the Prime Minister's XI, and is in contention to represent Australia in the ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup in the United Arab Emirates, starting next month.

"McDermott is also a promising wicketkeeper, however Peter Handscomb will assume wicketkeeping duties for the Prime Minister's XI.''


Lynn complained of soreness in his right knee following Saturday night's Big Bash League loss to the Melbourne Stars.

He will undergo tests and will be monitored in the lead-up to the Heat's next match on Saturday.

Both the England and Prime Minister's XI teams will arrive in Canberra on Monday.

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