Oz recall Clarke for ODIs
Sydney - Skipper Michael Clarke returned on Monday to the one-day squad to lead
Australia after a thrashing by Sri Lanka and an ear-bashing over
selection policy from former stars.
Quick bowlers Mitchell Johnson
and Mitchell Starc were also brought back in after being withdrawn as a
precaution to protect niggling minor injuries.
Warner and keeper Matthew Wade completed the list of big guns coming
back after a rest for the third and fourth one-dayers in Brisbane on
Friday and Sydney on Sunday.
National selector John Inverarity also unveiled Moises Henriques as the latest newcomer to get his chance.
Henriques also comes into the squad as a genuine all-rounder whose
bowling will be suited to conditions often found at the Gabba,"
"Moises is a young man who has shown promise for
some years with both the bat and the ball. This will be an opportunity
for him to impress as we look for a good seam bowling all-rounder."
selection policy came in for stinging criticism Monday after a
second-string side were dismissed for 170 leaving Sri Lanka to win at a
canter by eight wickets with 59 balls remaining at the Adelaide Oval on
Phillip Hughes was the only member of the Test XI who played in Adelaide.
tabloid Sydney Telegraph called the selectors "trigger happy", adding
"Australia's controversial rotation policy appeared to affect the
national team's performance in last night's defeat."
put Sri Lanka to the sword in the opening match of the five-game series
in Melbourne on Friday with a 107-run victory.
But coach Mickey Arthur sensed the mood after Sunday's thrashing and went on the attack.
said he was "sick and tired" of misinformation that Australia has a
pace bowling rotation policy after using 10 quicks this southern summer.
"It's either very naive or just a little bit stubborn that people don't understand what we're doing," Arthur said.
example I have used is Black Caviar, when he goes and runs a horse
race, if they don't feel he's 100 per cent right, they don't release it.
"We have done that with our bowlers.
want to play our guys all the time, with the amount of cricket we play
these days it's impossible to keep the guys on the park every single
game," he said.
"The constant thought that sports scientists are picking the team is so far way off the mark it's frightening.
we make those decisions, we make those decisions with a lot of thought
into how we are going to use that quick bowler and when we are going to
use that quick bowler."
Former fast bowler Geoff Lawson called
Monday for Australia to field their best team, while Brett Lee has hit
out at the rotation policy as cheapening the value of an Australia cap.
Former skipper Ian Chappell charged Cricket Australia with creating "more confusion than an algebra test".
Rixon will take over the head coach's role in Brisbane while Arthur
returns to South Africa to spend time with his family before flying back
The final match in the ODI series takes place on January 23 in Hobart.
Australian 12-man squad named on Monday for the third and fourth one-day internationals:
Michael Clarke (captain), George Bailey, Xavier Doherty, Moises Henriques,
Phillip Hughes, David Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Glenn Maxwell, Clint
McKay, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade, David Warner.