Monday 28 January 2013 

Faulkner Replaces Henriques In Australia ODI Squad

Faulkner Replaces Henriques In Australia ODI Squad
Faulkner Replaces Henriques In Australia ODI Squad
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Moises Henriques has been ruled out of the first two One-Day Internationals against West Indies and has been replaced in the squad by James Faulkner.

National Selector John Inverarity said: "Tasmanian bowling all-rounder, James Faulkner has replaced Moises Henriques in the squad for the first two Commonwealth Bank Series matches against West Indies to be played in Perth.

"“James will play for the Prime Minister’s XI on 29 January in Canberra and will join the Australian squad in Perth on 30 January."

Henriques was twice hit on the hand by Nathan Coulter-Nile while playing for New South Wales in their recent Sheffield Shield match against Western Australia. The blows aggravated an existing finger problem, causing it to become swollen and infected, with Henriques expected to be out of action for at least a week.

Faulkner, a 22-year-old from Launceston, Tasmania, has played once for Australia before, in a Twenty20 International against India in February last year. He didn’t bat and bowled two wicketless overs at a cost of 18 runs.

Australia ODI squad: Michael Clarke (captain), George Bailey, Ben Cutting, Xavier Doherty, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Phillip Hughes, Mitchell Johnson, Glenn Maxwell, Clint McKay, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade, David Warner.

© Cricket World 2013

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