Australia Go For Pace In Perth

Nathan Coulter-Nile
Nathan Coulter-Nile has been called up for the first two ODIs
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Australia will look to make full use of the WACA's fast and bouncy track in Perth and have called up Nathan Coulter-Nile and Josh Hazlewood for the first two One-Day Internationals against South Africa.

The decision to load their squad with fast bowlers - although Mitchell Starc and James Faulkner are left out and will play first-class cricket - following the series against Pakistan means that spinners Xavier Doherty and Nathan Lyon have been left out.

Coulter-Nile returns to the squad after missing the One-Day International tri-series in Zimbabwe due to injury but he and Hazlewood were among the leading wicket-takers in the Matador Cup, Australia's domestic one-day competition.

Wicket-keeper Matthew Wade replaces Brad Haddin, who will be rested following Australia's tour of the United Arab Emirates.

Fit-again pair Michael Clarke and Shane Watson also return with Phillip Hughes missing out, as well as Sean Abbott.

"We are continuing to keep a close eye on players we feel could have a significant role to play in the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup and many of these players have been rewarded with selection in this initial squad to face South Africa," National Selector Rod Marsh said.

Following a three-match Twenty20 International series, the ODI series gets underway with matches in Perth on 14th and 16th November.

Australia ODI squad: Michael Clarke (captain), George Bailey (vice-captain), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Aaron Finch, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Shane Watson

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