Sydney - Paceman John Hastings has been
called up to Australia's squad for the second one-day international against
India in Brisbane later this week, selectors said on Tuesday.
Hastings will replace all-rounder Mitchell
Marsh, who will be rested from Friday's Gabba match ahead of the third game of
the series in Melbourne on Sunday.
"Mitch is a tremendous asset to
Australian cricket and we are conscious of managing his workload and his
travel, especially with so much cricket to come during the rest of this summer
and beyond," chief selector Rod Marsh said in a statement.
"By taking this decision we have opted
to give him an extra day at home in Perth after match one, before he flies to
Melbourne on Thursday to prepare for Sunday's third match of the series."
Marsh said Hastings was "a
high-quality replacement" who had been in excellent form for the Melbourne
Stars in the domestic Big Bash League.
"John also showed his quality with a
match-winning spell of 3 for 21 in the decisive one-day international of the
series against England in Manchester in September, so we know what he can do if
called upon," he added.