Ponting, Watson, replace Warner, Ferguson for ODI series against Sri Lanka

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

SYDNEY - Australian skipper Ricky Ponting and opening batsman Shane Watson have been recalled for the ODI series against Sri Lanka next month.

The duo was rested from the squad for the recent rain-hit ODI series in India, where Michael Clarke captained the team, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

Brad Haddin, who has recovered from injury, will return as the wicketkeeper, while Tasmanian spinner Xavier Doherty’s impressive start to the domestic season saw him rewarded with a call-up for the series.

David Warner and Callum Ferguson have been dropped from the team to make way for the experienced campaigners.

The Sri Lankans play Australia in three one-day internationals, just before the first Ashes Test against England gets underway at the Gabba on November 25.

The first match will be played on November 3 at Melbourne, followed by second on November 5 at Sydney and third on November 7 at Brisbane.

Australian ODI squad: Ricky Ponting (capt), Michael Clarke (v-capt), Xavier Doherty, Brad Haddin, John Hastings, Nathan Hauritz, Mike Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Shaun Marsh, Clint McKay, Peter Siddle, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Shane Watson, Cameron hite. (ANI)

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