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Australia recall Shaun Marsh for ODI series in England

Shaun Marsh
Marsh is the son of former Australia Test opener Geoff

Australia have recalled batsman Shaun Marsh for the five-match one-day series against England in June and July.

Marsh, 26, returns in place of Adam Voges after missing the tour to New Zealand in March because of injury.

"Adam is very unlucky but Shaun gives us very good options at the top of the order in one-day cricket," said chief selector Andrew Hilditch.

Michael Clarke, meanwhile, has been retained as Twenty20 captain for two games against Pakistan in England.

Australia reached the final of the recent World Twenty20 tournament in the Caribbean before losing to England, but Clarke under-performed with the bat and afterwards admitted his place was under threat.

But the selectors have kept faith with the entire T20 squad with the exception of Tim Paine, who drops out because they do not need a second wicketkeeper against Pakistan.

"While it was disappointing to lose the ICC World Twenty20 final, Australia has made great progress in Twenty20 cricket in the last 12 months, winning an extremely high percentage of our games and of course being the only undefeated side in the tournament until the final," added Hilditch.

606: DEBATE

Australia will play a one-day international against Ireland in Dublin on 17 June before moving on to England, who they will meet in five matches under the 50-over format, with Ricky Ponting in charge as skipper.

The 'neutral' series against Pakistan follows, with the two T20 games to be followed by two Tests at Lord's and Headingley.

The squad for the Tests will be named at a later date but the selectors are hoping that pace bowler Ben Hilfenhaus will be fit to return after seven months out of international cricket because of a knee injury.

The 27-year-old, who took 22 wickets in last year's Ashes series in England, has been named in the Australia A squad for two four-day matches against Sri Lanka A at Brisbane and Townsville in June.

Ben Hilfenhaus
Australia hope Hilfenhaus will soon be back in their squad

"As part of his rehabilitation he has commenced bowling and has spent some time at the Cricket Australia Centre of Excellence during the past week," said team physio Alex Kountouris.

"So far he has coped well and if his progress continues with an increasing bowling workload over the coming weeks, he'll take his place for Australia A against Sri Lanka A in preparation for possible selection in the Test squad."

The selectors decided, however, not to risk fellow fast bowler Peter Siddle following a stress fracture in his lower back.

Australia want both Hilfenhaus and Siddle available for their attempt to regain the Ashes from England next winter but Kountouris stated: "Peter remains on target to return to the playing field at the start of the Australian domestic summer."


Australia one-day squad to play England: Ricky Ponting (captain), Michael Clarke (vice-captain), Doug Bollinger, Brad Haddin, Nathan Hauritz, Ryan Harris, James Hopes, Mike Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Shaun Marsh, Clint McKay, Steve Smith, Shane Watson, Cameron White.

Australia Twenty20 squad to play Pakistan: Michael Clarke (captain), Cameron White (vice-captain), Daniel Christian, Brad Haddin, Ryan Harris, Nathan Hauritz, David Hussey, Mike Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Dirk Nannes, Steven Smith, Shaun Tait, David Warner, Shane Watson.



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see also
England seal World Twenty20 title
16 May 10 |  England
Aussies clinch NZ series victory
11 Mar 10 |  Cricket
Australia in England 2010
04 Jul 10 |  Cricket


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