Australia have chosen Ben Hilfenhaus to replace the injured Brett Lee in Australia’s One-Day International squad for the ongoing Commonwealth Bank Series against India and Sri Lanka.
If selected in the final eleven at any stage during the tournament, it will represent the first time since 2009 that the 28 year-old has represented Australia in the format. His recall comes off the back of his prolific form in the Test series against India where he took 27 wickets at an average of 17.22 from the four matches.
National selector John Inverarity said of Hilfenhaus’ inclusion, “The NSP has named Ben Hilfenhaus in the squad for the game against Sri Lanka in Perth on Friday. Ben will replace the injured Brett Lee. The bowling attack for Perth is likely to be the same as the one that did so well in Melbourne and Ben will be in Perth to provide cover.”
The NSP also confirmed that Mitchell Marsh will link up with the squad ahead of Australia’s third match in Adelaide on Sunday as was previously planned. He is currently playing in Western Australia’s Sheffield Shield match against Queensland.
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