"It is always an honour to represent Australia but to be nominated as a team captain is a bonus and one I’m very pleased to accept," said Pearson.

"I’m looking forward to using my experience at major championships and three previous Commonwealth Games to lead and mentor our young Australian athletes."

Pearson was selected for her fourth Commonwealth Games with her first ever Games being Melbourne 2006.

She will run in the 100m hurdles to defend her Glasgow and Delhi gold medals and the 4x100m relay.