Australia Welcome Haddin And Siddle Back For T20
Wicket-keeper Brad Haddin and fast bowler Peter Siddle are set to make their returns from injury after being named in Australia's Twenty20 International squad to take on Sri Lanka on 31st October.
Meanwhile, Michael Hussey and Mitchell Johnson were not considered for selection as they will instead be playing for Western Australia in the Sheffield Shield.
“It’s exciting to see the return of Peter Siddle and Brad Haddin into international cricket as part of this squad for the KFC Twenty20 International against Sri Lanka on Sunday," National Selection Panel chairman Andrew Hilditch said.
"Peter is a key bowler in all forms of the game and has made a return from injury and is now ready to take his place in this Australia Twenty20 squad.
"It is unfortunate for Tim Paine, having played so well for Australia recently, to miss out on this squad but Brad has made a very good recovery from his elbow injury and is an established member of our side in all forms of the game.
“The squad also sees some of our best young talent continuing to increase their international experience and exposure.
"Players like Steve Smith, Stephen O’Keefe and John Hastings all have exciting all-round skills for Twenty20 cricket and it will be great to see them against a very strong Sri Lanka squad.
“In continuing the NSP’s policy of preparing some of our senior Australian players ahead of Vodafone Ashes squad series selection, Mike Hussey and Mitchell Johnson were not considered for this match but will be available for selection in Interstate cricket."
Australia T20I squad: Michael Clarke (captain), Cameron White (vice-captain), Brad Haddin, John Hastings, David Hussey, Clint McKay, Dirk Nannes, Stephen O'Keefe, Peter Siddle, Steve Smith, David Warner, Shane Watson
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