Dhaka - Australia on Wednesday added left-arm slow bowler
Steve O'Keefe to their squad for the second Test against Bangladesh starting
O'Keefe, 32, was left out of Australia's original squad in
favour of the younger left-arm spinner Ashton Agar, triggering speculation of
an imminent end to his career.
O'Keefe will replace fast bowler Josh Hazlewood who has been
ruled out of the series after picking an injury on the third day of the first
Test in Dhaka On Tuesday.
Hazlewood, who bowled just seven deliveries, will return
home after the Test.
"With Jackson Bird in the squad we are comfortable with
our fast-bowling options for the second Test and have elected to add an
additional spinner given the conditions we are likely to face in
Chittagong," national selector Trevor Hohns said in a statement.
O'Keefe impressed during this year's four-Test series in
India, taking 19 wickets, including a match-winning 12-wicket haul in the first
Test in Pune in February. Australia lost the series 2-1.
The selectors also brought in fast bowler Kane Richardson to
replace Hazlewood in the squad for the one-day international five-match series
in India from September 17 to October 13.