Sydney: Test opening batsman Chris Rogers has replaced injured Mike Hussey as captain of the Prime Minister`s XI for Wednesday`s match against England, Cricket Australia said Sunday.
Hussey withdrew from the January 14 clash in Canberra with a calf injury sustained while playing for the Sydney Thunder in the Twenty20 BigBash League on Friday.
Rogers played a key role in the recent Test series against India with six consecutive half-centuries.
"It`s a great honour for me to be selected as captain of the Prime Minister`s XI to take on England," Rogers said.
"This is an important fixture on the Australian cricketing calendar and is steeped in tradition.
"I`m looking forward to following in the footsteps of Ricky Ponting, Brett Lee and others in leading this PM`s XI at Manuka Oval."
PM`s XI players Pat Cummins and Glenn Maxwell were on Sunday named in Australia`s squad for next month`s Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.