[First filed: Jan 4, 2011 @ 15:53]
Tickets are selling fast for the highly anticipated fixture that will take place on Monday 10 January between the Australia’s traditional rivals, the English Cricket team and the Prime Ministers XI.
Leading the charge as Prime Minister’s XI captain will be Australian test batsman Tim Paine, with world-class paceman Brett Lee to head the bowling attack. Recently selected test batsman Usman Khawaja will add some class to the batting line up.
Local up-and-comer and ACT Comets representative Tom Thornton has also secured a spot on the side, alongside fellow Comets player Josh Anderson as 12th man.
The Prime Minister’s XI will have a tough battle against the English side who will be looking to reclaim the title after their loss to the side in 2006 and continue the winning form that saw them reclaim the Ashes in the test series.
Cricket ACT CEO Mark Vergano has urged everyone to get their tickets for the PM’s XI so they can be there to watch the fierce rivalry unfold, enjoy the atmosphere, the sunshine, the crowd and the banter—all the things that make our national game and the culture of cricket so great.
“Its not every year that we get such a high profile team like the English cricket side playing at Manuka Oval, so we are expecting the match to be a sell out, especially now a very strong PM’s side has been announced,” Mr Vergano said.
Tickets are available now from Ticketek at www.ticketek.com.au or at the gate on match day.