<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/Australia/">Australia</a>'s <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Peter-Siddle/news/">Peter Siddle</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Dan-Christian/news/">Dan Christian</a> have been appointed as the first ever co-captains of the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Prime-Minister's-XI">Prime Minister's XI</a> for their upcoming one-off T20 fixture against Sri Lanka at Canberra's Manuka Oval on October 24. <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Cricket-Australia">Cricket Australia</a> (CA), in a media release, stated that the appointment has been confirmed by Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Cricket Australia's national selection panel. <p></p> <p></p>Morrison said that while naming co-captains was a break from the Prime Minister's XI tradition, both players would be outstanding representatives. <p></p> <p></p>"Peter and Dan have not only been outstanding cricketers over a number of years, they have also been ambassadors and leaders of the game domestically and overseas," the Prime Minister said. <p></p> <p></p>"I want to thank Peter and Dan for taking on the role of co-captains so that they can mentor the younger members of the squad who will likely be a mix of players on the cusp of selection at state or international level." <p></p> <p></p>"Over the coming weeks, Peter and Dan will assist me in finalising our squad to take on Sri Lanka at Manuka Oval next month." <p></p> <p></p>"After the victory over South Africa last year, I'm confident we can record consecutive victories for the first time since 2006." <p></p> <p></p>CA national talent manager <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Greg-Chappell/news/">Greg Chappell</a> said both players were well deserving of the honour to captain the Prime Minister's XI. <p></p> <p></p>"Dan has a wealth of leadership experience at domestic level both at home and abroad while Peter has displayed exceptional leadership qualities both on and off the field throughout his career," Chappell said.