Thursday 19 September 2013 

Australia Recall Doherty, Haddin, Henriques

Brad Haddin hits out for Australia
Brad Haddin has been recalled by Australia for their seven-match ODI series in India
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Australia have recalled left-arm spinner Xavier Doherty, wicket-keeper Brad Haddin and all-rounder Moises Henriques for their limited overs tour of India.

Doherty replaces Fawad Ahmed, Haddin returns as Matthew Wade pays the penalty for a poor tour of the British Isles and Henriques is preferred to Josh Hazlewood.

Despite struggling with a bad back, Michael Clarke is named as captain with George Bailey his vice-captain.

Australia play seven One-Day Internationals between 13th October and 7th November and the tour gets underway with a Twenty20 International on 10th October.

Australia will name their Twenty20 squad at a later date and will be able to pick from any of the Australians currently in India for the Champions League.

"Australia’s ODI team can take a great deal of encouragement and confidence from its recent performances in Scotland and England," National Selector John Inverarity said.

"The India Tour Squad looks to take this momentum into the forthcoming series and they know they will face stiff opposition from a very talented group of Indian players.  

"It was pleasing to see that Aaron Finch and Nathan Coulter-Nile looked comfortable at international level and Shaun Marsh displayed some good form in his return to ODI cricket. Unfortunately for Shaun, he sustained a hamstring injury at Cardiff on 14 September and could not be considered for selection.

"Matthew Wade has been omitted due to lack of form and has been replaced by Brad Haddin, who captured an Ashes series record of dismissals in July and August. Matthew is 25 years of age and has a great deal of natural ability both as a batsman and as a keeper. The NSP is confident that Matthew will regain form and press hard for selection in the not too distant future.

"There will be a reduced need for pace bowling on this tour so the NSP has reduced the squad from 15 to 14 players and Josh Hazlewood has been omitted. Moises Henriques has been included as a pace bowling all-rounder and will provide the required flexibility in the squad. Josh is progressing well and with the injuries to James Pattinson and Mitchell Starc we anticipate that he will come into contention for Ashes selection with impressive domestic performances.

"As previously alluded to, Xavier Doherty has been included in the squad, in place of Fawad Ahmed, as the NSP feels that he is well suited to ODIs in India. Fawad bowled well with his limited opportunities in the rain affected series and better than his figures would suggest. The NSP looks forward to Fawad getting plenty of bowling in the busy domestic schedule that begins at the end of this month."

Steve Rixon will assume coaching duties during the tour with Darren Lehmann staying in Australia to work with the states and have some time off following a long tour of England and Scotland this summer.

Australia ODI squad: Michael Clarke (captain), George Bailey (vice-captain), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Xavier Doherty, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Brad Haddin, Moises Henriques, Phil Hughes, Mitchell Johnson, Glenn Maxwell, Clint McKay, Adam Voges, Shane Watson

© Cricket World 2013

 
Fixtures & Results

10th October: T20I, Rajkot
IND 202-4 beat AUS 201-7 by 6 wickets
13th October: 1st ODI, Pune
AUS 304-8 beat IND 232 by 72 runs
16th October: 2nd ODI, Jaipur
IND 362-1 beat AUS 359-5 by 9 wickets
19th October: 3rd ODI, Mohali
AUS 304-6 beat IND 303-9 by 4 wickets
23rd October: 4th ODI, Ranchi
AUS 295-8 v IND 27-0 - match abandoned, rain
26th October: 5th ODI, Cuttack
Match abandoned - waterlogged pitch
30th October: 6th ODI, Nagpur
IND 351-4 beat AUS 350-5 by 6 wickets