Perth: Former Australian Test captain Kim Hughes and ex-Test batsman David Hookes will come out of retirement to play in an Australian Cricket Board (ACB) Chairman's XI against England.
The Limited Overs clash at Lilac Hill Park, Caversham, north of Perth, will be England's first match of its Australian tour. Former Australian fast bowler Wayne Clark, currently coach of Yorkshire, has also been named in the Chairman's line-up. Clark played 10 Test matches during the World Series breakaway period in 1977-79. The remainder of the Chairman's XI will be current Western Australian Sheffield Shield players. The bulk of the touring squad will fly into Perth on Friday. Chairman's X1: Ryan Campbell, Michael Clark, Kade Harvey, Brad Hogg, Michael Hussey, Scott Meuleman, Matthew Nicholson, Marcus North, Callum Thorp, Paul Wilson, Kim Hughes, David Hookes and Wayne Clark. The captain is yet to be named.
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