Maxwell, Cummins named to Prime Minister’s XI
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia batsman Glenn Maxwell and fast bowler Pat Cummins will have a chance to bolster their World Cup selection claims after being named to a Prime Minister’s XI to play England in a one-day match on Jan. 14.
Maxwell has recently been out of form and Cummins has been battling injuries, but both now have a chance to perform for the selectors in the 50-overs match at Canberra’s Manuka Oval.
The match also gives England a warm-up for its first ODI Tri Series match against Australia on Jan. 16.
Mike Hussey will captain the composite team, which also includes Papua New Guinea batsman Lega Siaka.
Prime Minister’s XI: Mike Hussey (captain), Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff, Matt Condon), Pat Cummins, Jake Doran, Peter Handscomb, Simon Mackin, Glenn Maxwell, David Moody, Lega Siaka.