Tuesday 26 January 2010 

Johnson Returns, Bollinger And Watson Rested

Fast bowler Mitchell Johnson is set for a return to action after being rested for the first three One-Day Internationals against Pakistan after Australia included him in a 13-man squad for the final two matches in Perth.

Johnson returns to the squad as fellow quicks Shane Watson and Doug Bollinger are given a rest while Ryan Harris, who picked up five wickets on his return to the side in Adelaide, maintains his place in the squad.

"The NSP (National Selection Panel) has taken the opportunity to manage the workload of Shane Watson and Doug Bollinger who will return home and not be considered for selection in the last two games against Pakistan," NSP chairman Andrew Hilditch commented.

"Ryan Harris will remain with the squad of 13 after an impressive performance in Adelaide while Mitchell Johnson will also return after having his workload managed for the first three games of this series."

Australia lead the series 3-0 after wins by five wickets, 140 runs and 40 runs in Brisbane, Sydney and Adelaide.

Australia ODI squad: Ricky Ponting (captain), Michael Clarke (vice-captain), Brad Haddin, Ryan Harris, Nathan Hauritz, James Hopes, Michael Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Shaun Marsh, Clint McKay, Peter Siddle, Adam Voges, Cameron White

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