Clarke named in Oz ODI squad
Sydney - Veteran wicketkeeper Brad Haddin was on Thursday recalled to Australia's
one-day squad to play India but troubled batsman David Warner and
spinner Fawad Ahmed missed out.
Captain Michael Clarke was also
among the 14 players selected for the seven-game series in India from
October 11, but whether he makes the trip or not depends on treatment
for his chronic back problem.
Haddin was the surprise inclusion,
winning his place on the back of a lean England one-day series by
alternative keeper Matthew Wade, which Australia won 2-1.
35, was drafted back into the Test side in place of Wade for the recent
Ashes series against England to serve as Clarke's vice-captain. He broke
Rod Marsh's 30-year-old record for the most dismissals in an Ashes
series, but was not in the team for the subsequent one-day matches.
Wade has been omitted due to lack of form and has been replaced by
Brad Haddin, who captured an Ashes series record of dismissals in July
and August," said national selector John Inverarity.
25 years of age and has a great deal of natural ability both as a
batsman and as a keeper. The selectors are confident that Matthew will
regain form and press hard for selection in the not-too-distant future."
glaring ommission for India was the dynamic Warner, who missed the
first two Ashes Tests after being suspended in the run-up to the series
for punching England's Joe Root in a Birmingham bar following
Australia's Champions Trophy defeat to their arch-rivals.
He was then dropped for the one-day matches against England and returned home early to Australia.
made no comment on the left-hander but Clarke earlier in the day backed
him to bounce back from his England disappointment.
we've got a huge summer ahead and when an opportunity comes up again,
I'm sure he'll grab it with both hands," said Clarke.
Ahmed, who made his international debut in England, also missed out,
with Xavier Doherty replacing him as the only specialist spinner in the
Inverarity said Ahmed bowled well in England with limited opportunities but Doherty was better suited to Indian conditions.
Whether Clarke is on the plane depends on the progress of treatment for his back, which has plagued him for years.
captain returned to Sydney late Wednesday and said he would consult
team physiotherapist Alex Kountouris and probably undergo scans.
"No doubt it's quite stiff and sore," he said of his back.
I'll be guided by the experts on what I need to do now to try and get
myself as fit as I can be. I would certainly like to go and continue to
Australia: Michael Clarke (captain), George Bailey
(vice-capt), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Xavier Doherty, James Faulkner, Aaron
Finch, Brad Haddin, Moises Henriques, Phil Hughes, Mitchell Johnson,
Glenn Maxwell, Clint McKay, Adam Voges, Shane Watson