Prime Minister's XI selection for Sutherland spinner Dan Fallins

Chance: Sutherland spinner Dan Fallins. Picture: Chris Lane
Chance: Sutherland spinner Dan Fallins. Picture: Chris Lane

Dan Fallins has been chosen in the Prime Minister's XI squad to play Sri Lanka next Thursday.

The Sutherland leg spinner is one of a handful of young players chosen to take on the tourists at Manuka Oval, Canberra.

Fallins will have the chance to learn from former Australia one-day and T20 spinner Fawad Ahmed in the squad, which will be coached by former Australia paceman Jason Gillespie.

The 23-year-old has enjoyed a rapid rise in recent seasons, making his first class debut in a tour match against England in 2017. Fallins went on to make his Sheffield Shield debut for NSW in early 2018 and has already featured in the one-day Marsh Cup for the Blues this summer.

Cricket Australia national talent and pathway manager Graham Manou said the squad, to be co-captained by Peter Siddle and Dan Christian, had an excellent mixture of youth and experience.

"We anticipate that emerging players such as Djali Bloomfield, Daniel Fallins and Jason Sangha will take great benefit from appearing alongside the likes of Chris Lynn and Fawad Ahmed," he said.

"The squad has been selected with attacking, positive cricket in mind. We're confident these players will produce that, while remaining true to the traditions and values of the Prime Minister's XI, under Peter Siddle and Dan Christian's leadership."

2019-20 Prime Minister's XI squad:

Harry Nielsen (SA), Jordan Silk (Tas), Chris Lynn (Qld), Jason Sangha (NSW), Dan Christian (Vic), Ben Cutting (Qld), Chris Green (NSW), Dan Fallins (NSW), Peter Siddle (Vic), Djali Bloomfield (ACT), Fawad Ahmed (Vic). 12th man Daniel Leerdam (ACT). Coach Jason Gillespie.

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