Lynn was today named as skipper of the Bulls 14-man squad for their season opener on Sunday against Victoria at Townsville’s Riverway Stadium, the first time since the 2013-14 Final won by Queensland that he has been included in the team.
The Bulls squad named for the first two JLT One Day Cup games contains five potential debutants with pacemen Xavier Bartlett and Jack Prestwidge, batsmen Max Bryant and Sam Truloff and wicket-keeper Lachlan Pfeffer all in the frame to play their first limited overs games for Queensland.
Bartlett and Bryant, both 19, made their List A debuts during the past two seasons for the CA XI that previously played in the one-day competition while Pfeffer, in for the injured Jimmy Peirson, made his first class debut for Queensland last summer.
Towering paceman Billy Stanlake played four one-day games for Queensland in 2015-16 and returns to the squad after making his T20 International and ODI debuts for Australia in the past 12 months.
Allrounder Jack Wildermuth and leg-spinner Mitch Swepson also made their T20I debuts for Australia earlier this year.
Queensland yesterday celebrated the Test squad call-ups of regular captain Usman Khawaja, Matthew Renshaw and first-time selections Marnus Labuschagne, Brendan Doggett and Michael Neser for Australia’s tour of the United Arab Emirates next month.
Lynn said he was honoured to be awarded the Bulls captaincy for the first time.
“I’m delighted for the five boys named in the Aussie squad and couldn’t be more proud of their efforts,’’ he said.
“It’s an honour to captain Queensland and I’m pretty excited about the squad we are going to put out. I’ve enjoyed the captaincy when I have had the chance to do it the past for the Brisbane Heat.
“We’ve got some experienced performers like Joe Burns and Luke Feldman in the squad so I know I will call upon their insights as well.”
“It’s exciting to start the season in Townsville. Kev Mitchell Jnr has been up there keeping an eye on things and I am sure the ground and the pitch will be in excellent condition. We know North Queenslanders love their sport so we’re looking forward to getting into on Sunday.”
Queensland travel to Townsville on Friday and will be involved in several community cricket events during their visits to the North Queensland city.
Sunday's match is one of three JLT One Day Cup games that will be hosted in Townsville in the next week thanks to the support of the Townsville City Council.
Victoria play Tasmania next Wednesday before the Bulls take on Tasmania on Saturday September 22.
The Bulls will look to its on-field performances during the tournament to benefit new charity partner Foodbank Queensland, with Queensland Cricket donating $100 for every six hit by the Bulls and the Konica Minolta Queensland Fire during the WNCL that gets underway next week.
JLT One Day Cup Squad - Rds 1 & 2
Chris Lynn (c), Xavier Bartlett, Max Bryant, Joe Burns, Luke Feldman, Sam Heazlett, Charlie Hemphrey, Lachlan Pfeffer, Jack Prestwidge, Billy Stanlake, Mark Steketee, Mitch Swepson, Sam Truloff, Jack Wildermuth.