Lee to captain Prime Minister’s XI in 50-over match against England

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“It’s a great honour for me to be selected as captain of the Prime Minister’s XI to take on England”

Former Australia pace spearhead Brett Lee will captain the Prime Minister’s XI in a 50-over match against England in Canberra on January 14.

The match will take place in the period between the first and second ODI.

As of right now, the other members of the Prime Minister’s XI squad have still not been announced.

Lee’s last ODI match for Australia came against England in July last year, upon where he returned home with a calf injury and announced his retirement from international cricket.

However, he has remained active in domestic Twenty20 tournaments and recently signed a new deal with the Sydney Sixers for this year’s Big Bash League (BBL).

“It’s a great honour for me to be selected as captain of the Prime Minister’s XI to take on England,” Lee said. “I know first-hand how this important fixture on the Australian cricketing calendar can help propel the careers of young aspiring cricketers.

“I first played in the Prime Minister’s XI against India in 1999. I was fortunate enough to take four wickets in that match, and less than three weeks later found myself on the biggest stage of all – playing at the MCG on Boxing Day in my first Test match for Australia. More than 14 years on, I’m proud to lead what I’m sure will be an emerging team of stars here next month at the magnificent Manuka Oval.”

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