Sydney Roosters forward Boyd Cordner will captain the Kangaroos' squad for the Test matches against New Zealand and Tonga.
Cordner will replace Greg Inglis, who was today stood down for the matches, to be played on October 13 and October 20 at Mt Smart Stadium.
South Sydney Rabbitohs player Dane Gagai has been added to the squad following the withdrawal of Inglis.
Cordner will be the first player from the Roosters to Captain the Kangaroos since Brad Fittler in 2001.
He will also be the first New South Wales Captain to skipper the Kangaroos since Danny Buderus in 2005.
"Both Boyd and Greg were strong candidates for the captaincy so clearly Boyd was next in line," Kangaroos Coach Mal Meninga said.
"Boyd has had exceptional success as a leader this season.
"He skippered NSW to a State of Origin series victory and also captained Sydney Roosters to a Premiership.
"Being able to captain the Kangaroos will cap a great year for him."
Reagan Campbell-Gillard (Penrith Panthers)
Daly Cherry-Evans (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles)
Damien Cook (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
Boyd Cordner (c, Sydney Roosters)
Tyson Frizell (St George Illawarra Dragons)
Dane Gagai (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
Valentine Holmes (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks)
Ben Hunt (St George Illawarra Dragons)
Felise Kaufusi (Melbourne Storm)
David Klemmer (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)
Josh McGuire (Brisbane Broncos)
Jordan McLean (North Queensland Cowboys)
Latrell Mitchell (Sydney Roosters)
Cameron Munster (Melbourne Storm)
Tyrone Peachey (Penrith Panthers)
James Tedesco (Sydney Roosters)
Jake Trbojevic (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles)
Tom Trbojevic (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles)
Aaron Woods (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks)