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Pope, Doggett in CA XI to face England A

By AAP Newswire

Legspinner Lloyd Pope will seek to bamboozle England's A team in Hobart two years after rocking Australia's Ashes rivals with a record-breaking haul at the under-19 World Cup.

Pope and Queensland paceman Brendan Doggett, who was part of Australia's Test squad that toured the UAE in 2017, are among the notable inclusions in a Cricket Australia XI that will face England Lions in a four-day match starting on Saturday.

Pope snared 8-35 against England in a quarter-final at the 2018 under-19 World Cup, helping Australia successfully defend a total of just 127.

They remain the best figures in the competition's history.

More recently, the 20-year-old tweaker played eight games in the Sydney Sixers' triumphant Big Bash League campaign.

Jake Lehmann will captain the CA XI, made up of the nation's best players not featuring in the coming Sheffield Shield round, in the Bellerive Oval clash.

The tourists, who boast plenty of Test experience in their squad, will then travel to Melbourne for a pink-ball match against Australia A.

National selectors have named a strong A squad for that day-night MCG contest, calling up last year's Ashes tourists Usman Khawaja, Marcus Harris, James Pattinson and Michael Neser plus Moises Henriques, Jackson Bird, Kurtis Patterson, Will Pucovski, Marcus Stoinis and Mitchell Swepson.

CA XI squad: Jake Lehmann (capt), Max Bryant, Xavier Crone, Brendan Doggett, Jack Edwards, Ryan Hadley, Caleb Jewell, Mitch Perry, Lachlan Pfeffer, Lloyd Pope, Jason Sangha, Sam Whiteman.