Paine And Voges Join Up With Australia Squad

Australian wicket-keeper Tim Paine and batsman Adam Voges will take the places of Brad Haddin and Shane Watson for the third and fourth One-Day Internationals against the West Indies.

Haddin and Watson are being rested with Cricket Australia having an eye on the upcoming tour of New Zealand.

“After a busy international summer, and with an upcoming tour of New Zealand in mind, the NSP (National Selection Panel) has taken the opportunity to manage the workloads of Brad Haddin and Shane Watson for the next two matches of the Commonwealth Bank Series," NSP chairman Andrew Hilditch explained.

“Tim Paine and Adam Voges are the players added to the squad. Paine thoroughly deserves another chance behind the stumps for Australia in ODI cricket after playing so well in England, the ICC Champions Trophy and India late last year.

“Voges was unlucky to miss selection for the opening two matches of the Commonwealth Bank Series against the West Indies but now has a chance to press for selection.”

The third and fourth matches in the five-match series are in Sydney and Brisbane on 12th and 14th February.

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