Queensland rookie Brendan Doggett has been added to the Cricket Australia XI (CA XI) squad for this year’s Matador BBQs One-Day Cup.
Doggett, an emerging fast bowler who was named the Lord’s Taverners Indigenous Cricketer of the Year at Cricket Australia’s State Cricket Awards earlier this year, comes into the squad as a replacement for Western Australia’s Jhye Richardson.
Richardson has been ruled out with a groin injury.
Cricket Australia Sport Science and Sports Medicine Manager Alex Kountouris said:
“Jhye has been taking part in a rehabilitation program for a left groin injury and had a minor setback over the weekend,” Kountouris said.
“Unfortunately this means that he will not be available to take his place in the CA XI squad.”
Doggett, originally from Toowoomba, played four Toyota Futures League matches last season for Queensland, picking up eight wickets at an average of 23.13.
The CA XI begins its Matador BBQs Cup campaign against Queensland at Allan Border Field in Brisbane on Saturday.