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    June 25, 2018 8:29 AM +0430

    Queensland have jettisoned the longtime-wicketkeeper Chris Hartley from their squad for the Matador Cup, as part of a succession plan to expedite the development of the younger gloveman Jimmy Peirson. Denzel Ward Jersey .Having played for the Cricket Australia XI in last years tournament, Peirson will step in for Hartley, who largely struggled with the bat a year ago in a team that failed to contend for the tournament decider.Hartley, who is still expected to take the gloves for Queensland in the Sheffield Shield and also captain whenever Usman Khawaja is absent, is believed to have been told of the decision a few weeks ago.The limited-overs captaincy has meanwhile been handed over to the 25-year-old allrounder Jason Floros, who did not play a single game in the tournament last season.Flo captained the boys well on a few occasions during the pre-season and has done some good things in the past in that role for the Queensland Academy of Sport in the Futures League and for Wynnum-Manly in the Premier competition, Queensland coach Phil Jaques said. Were pretty comfortable giving him this responsibility and opportunity.Its good for Usman that he is back in the Australia set-up and were pleased to welcome Joe Burns back into the Queensland ranks in the wake of his Australia A efforts. We all hope some strong performances can help him win back his position at the top of the order for Australia.Weve had a pretty consistent pre-season. The boys are nice and fit after working well with [strength and conditioning coach] Paul Chapman since he came on board earlier this year.Weve been able to get good playing time into the majority of the squad as well as some other players around the group and are looking forward to a few final tune-ups against Auckland on the Gold Coast this week.Queensland squad Jason Floros (capt), Joe Burns, Ben Cutting, Luke Feldman, Cameron Gannon, Peter George, Marnus Labuschagne, Chris Lynn, Michael Neser, Jimmy Peirson, Nathan Reardon, Matthew Renshaw, Mark Steketee, Mitch Swepson. Spencer Drango Jersey . Walcott is available for Saturdays home match against Southampton as Arsenal looks to extend its two-point lead at the top of the Premier League. The Gunners are currently the second highest scorers in the league but Wenger insists Walcott will add something extra to his team. Shon Coleman Jersey . The injury bothered Bledsoe in the Suns victory over the Clippers on Monday and he sat out the teams home loss to Memphis on Thursday night. . -- The Portland Timbers and Real Salt Lake played to a 0-0 tie Saturday night that left the top of the Western Conference standings unchanged. It remains to be seen whether Abdul Mazid, the latest Bangladesh batsman to make a century against an England touring side, will follow the colourful example of the last two men to do so, in 2003 and 2010. But, unlike Nafees Iqbal and Raqibul Hasan, this time he seems content to have let his runs do the talking.On this very day in 2003, at the BKSP ground in Savar, Nafees Iqbal cracked 118 in the first innings of Englands opening tour match, then had the temerity to dismiss Englands spinners as ordinary.Nafees, still a year away from making his Test debut back then, was Bangladeshs up-and-coming star of the day who bore a lot of hope in their early days as a Full Member nation. In the end, however, he played only 11 Tests and 16 ODIs before passing the mantle to his younger brother - Tamim Iqbal.Funnily enough, one of the spinners whom Nafees had taken to task back then was back on parade today. Gareth Batty picked up two wickets today to further his claim for a Test recall after an absence of more than 11 years, but not before Mazid had thumped for two fours and a six in his innings of 106.When England returned for their second full tour to Bangladesh, the centurion in one of the warm-up matches, Raqibul, did the unthinkable by announcing his retirement from international cricket at the age of 23. This came as an angry reaction to being overlooked for the 2010 World T20 preliminary squad. After scoring the hundred, he left Chittagong in a fury, bewildering team-mates, coach and the BCB high-ups.His retirement angered the then-captain Shakib Al Hasan although coach Jamie Siddons sympathised with Raqibul. But the BCB terminated his contract even thoough he had returned from retirement a week later. Austin Corbett Jersey. He went on to play only two more Tests, and has been out of favour with the senior side for the last five years.Mazid, meanwhile, is neither a teenage sensation like Nafees was in 2003 nor a regular Test player like Raqibul in 2010. He is a 25-year old opener who is a consistent performer in domestic cricket over the last five years.His only taste of representative cricket was for Bangladesh A in the Caribbean in 2014, but that tour was a mini-disaster as he struggled against genuine pace. But in the intervening two years, he has improved measurably although Englands quicks still caused him some discomfort today when they pitched it short.But for the rest of Sunday morning, Mazid dominated an England attack including Stuart Broad, Chris Woakes and Steven Finn with 106 off 95 balls that had 16 boundaries and a six. He had reached 92 in the first session before cramps kept him in the dressing room until late in the day when he returned and reached three figures off 90 balls. Mazids end came when he swung across the line in the 66th over.Mazid will consider himself unlucky to be in form at a time when the competition for Bangladesh openers slots are stiff in all three formats. Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes will be opening against England in the Test series, with the likes of Soumya Sarkar, Liton Das, Shahriar Nafees and Imtiaz Hossain also in the frame.But Mazid was a delight to watch at the MA Aziz Stadium, much like Nafees and Raqibul but without their frills. Cheap NFL Autographed Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys 2020 Wholesale Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Store Black China NFL Jerseys Jerseys NFL Cheap China NFL Jerseys ' ' '