Tuesday 16 February 2010 

Smith And Haddin In, Hauritz, Hussey, Paine Out

Smith And Haddin In, Hauritz, Hussey, Paine Out
Smith And Haddin In, Hauritz, Hussey, Paine Out
© Action Images / Scott Heavey
 

The Australian National Selection Panel (NSP) has called up New South Wales leg-spinner Steven Smith for the fifth and final One-Day International against the West Indies.

Smith joins up with the squad along with wicket-keeper Brad Haddin while off-spinner Nathan Hauritz, batsman Michael Hussey and 'keeper Tim Paine are given a rest ahead of the tour of New Zealand.

Australia lead the series 3-0 and the final game is at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on 19th February.

"With the Commonwealth Bank Series won, the NSP has decided to give Mike Hussey and Nathan Hauritz the final match of series off in order to prepare for the upcoming VB Tour of New Zealand," NSP chairman Andrew Hilditch confirmed.

"Both Mike and Nathan have been significant contributors to the success of the team this summer and managing their workloads now will ensure they are well-prepared for what lies ahead."

"It's been an exciting season already for Steven Smith and he thoroughly deserves this opportunity in Australia's one-day international squad." 

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