Pattinson returns for ODIs

2012-02-28 08:04
James Pattinson (File)

Sydney - Fit-again paceman James Pattinson was on Tuesday included in Australia's 13-man squad for the remainder of the tri one-day series against Sri Lanka and India.

Pattinson, 21, who took 21 wickets in his first four Tests and was man-of-the-match twice, developed a stress injury in his left foot early last month and was sidelined until recently.

Pattinson replaced Ryan Harris in the only change to the Australia squad.

"James Pattinson is fit again and after impressive recent form in a Futures League match in Adelaide comes into the squad at expense of Ryan Harris," chief selector John Inverarity said.

"Ryan remains strongly in contention for selection for the Test matches on the tour of the West Indies (in March-April)."

Inverarity said skipper Michael Clarke, who missed Sunday's win over India, was making a good recovery from a back complaint and was likely to play in Friday's ODI against Sri Lanka in Melbourne.

Australia have already qualified for the best-of-three match finals series, which begin in Brisbane on Sunday.

Australia - Michael Clarke (captain), Shane Watson (vice-capt), Dan Christian, Xavier Doherty, Peter Forrest, Ben Hilfenhaus, David Hussey, Michael Hussey, Brett Lee, Clint McKay, James Pattinson, Matthew Wade, David Warner.

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