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PMs XI announced

By Thumper 9 November 2005 12

Cricket Australia today announced the Prime Minister’s XI that will play the West Indies on 2 December 2005 at Manuka Oval in Canberra.

The team will be captained by Australian opening batsmen Justin Langer and was selected by Cricket Australia’s National Selection Panel with input from the Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon. John Howard MP.

The team is:

Justin Langer (c) (WA)
Travis Birt (TAS)
Doug Bollinger (NSW)
Adam Crosthwaite (VIC)
David Dawson (TAS)
Brett Dorey (WA)
Callum Ferguson (SA)
Phil Jaques (NSW)
Mitchell Johnson (QLD)
Chris Simpson (QLD)
Adam Voges (WA)
Michael Shaw (ACT) 12th man and Super Sub

It will be the eighth time the Prime Minister’s XI will play the West Indies, with the home team’s record at four wins, one loss, one draw and one tie.

The Prime Minister’s XI played its first ever match against the touring West Indies in October 1951, a match that included names such as Sam Loxton, Neil Harvey and Bill O’Reilly.

The last time the two sides met was in December 2000, where the Prime Minister’s XI won by four wickets.

The current side contains ex comet and current Tasmanian number three and keeper, dave dawson who has been in excellent form in both the Pura and ING cup. Others to watch out for are young leftie tear away quick Mitchell Johnson and NSW opener Phil Jaques who I will predict will play for Australia within three years.

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Thumper 8:27 am 11 Nov 05


the little leftie is actually a very good one day player. He somehow got the (deserved) reputation of being slow and stodgy, which is not the case these days.

Tough little bugger too….

em 10:17 pm 10 Nov 05

I went looking for ticket info about a month ago, and two PM’s XI games were listed: the WI game in December, and a SA game in Jan 06. But I could only find tickets to the WI game. So I think they originally planned for a SA game in Jan, but it didn’t work out so we get WI instead.

terubo 10:02 pm 10 Nov 05

Still can’t figure out why we’re playing the Windies AFTER their tour is effectively over, instead of the Jaapies as theirs is just beginning.
Please explain?

el 6:35 pm 10 Nov 05

in test matches…

Thumper 4:02 pm 10 Nov 05

He’s a reasonable player….

kimba 3:25 pm 10 Nov 05

I remember the days when the Aussie team used to have a few stars or name-players. Who’s this Langer guy???

Bassman 9:31 am 10 Nov 05

Don’t they normally have the Under 19’s captain as the 12th man? Or is Shaw the current U19’s captain?

Thumper 4:45 pm 09 Nov 05

yeah, I thought Cade Brown might have got a run given he’s been tonking tons every week here in Canberra.

Shaw may get a run being the supersub. He took 5/20 odd last week against Ginninderra on a belter at Boomanella.

Cameron 2:53 pm 09 Nov 05

Disappointing that a Comets player isn’t in the first XI, though I suppose Super Subbing is as close as you can go.

Indi 2:39 pm 09 Nov 05

So Ferrari are not one of Mr Lara’s sponsors…shame.

Thumper 1:27 pm 09 Nov 05

All they have to do is offer Lara two good looking blondes, a ferrari for a the day, and as much alchohol as he can drink and he’ll turn up.

I doubt he’ll play. Strange man, very strange man….

Indi 1:22 pm 09 Nov 05

I wonder if any disputes over sponsorship have been overcome in order to see Lara included in the line-up for W/Indies?

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