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Australia have added Victoria left-arm spinner Jon Holland to their One-Day International squad ahead of the Commonwealth Bank series game against Sri Lanka in Sydney tomorrow (17th February).
He will cover for fellow left-armer Xavier Doherty, who suffered back spasms during training and will be assessed by medical staff prior to the match.
"While Xavier Doherty’s injury is not deemed as being serious it is important we have capable cover in Sydney for tomorrow’s match," Australia coach Mickey Arthur confirmed.
"Jon has been bowling well for Victoria across all formats in recent weeks and we feel should he be required he will perform with distinction.
"For purposes of clarity, other spinners who are playing in Western Australia, either for WA or New South Wales were not considered nor was Nathan Lyon who is recovering from a quad strain gained in the Test series."
24-year-old Holland has played 18 one-day games for Victoria and a further three for Australia 'A', taking 18 wickets at an average of 46.27 overall.
Although uncapped and relatively inexperienced, Holland has been on the fringes of national selection for almost three years. In 2009, he was named in the 30-man provisional Champions Trophy squad and then travelled to India as an unused member of a 15-man ODI squad in October of that year.
He had previously played three matches in the 2006 ICC Under-19 World Cup against the West Indies, Pakistan and USA.
Australia ODI squad: Michael Clarke (captain), Ricky Ponting (captain v Sri Lanka), David Warner (vice-captain), Daniel Christian, Xavier Doherty, Peter Forrest, Jon Holland, Ben Hilfenhaus, David Hussey, Michael Hussey, Brett Lee, Mitchell Marsh, Clint McKay, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade
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