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Australia call up Shaun Tait for Nathan Hauritz

One-day international series: England v Australia
Dates: 22 June - 3 July
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Shaun Tait
Tait's bowling has been timed at just under 100mph

Australia have called up paceman Shaun Tait in place of injured spinner Nathan Hauritz for the remainder of the one-day series against England.

Hauritz will return to Australia to recover after suffering a foot injury.

Australia selector Andrew Hilditch said concerns about an injury to fast bowler Ryan Harris had contributed to the decision to call up Tait.

"Shaun is still very much in the thoughts of the selectors for the upcoming ICC World Cup," said Hilditch.

Tait, who has been playing Twenty20 cricket for Glamorgan, has an unusual low-slung action which sees his front leg crumple in his delivery stride but he can still generate deliveries well in excess of 90mph.

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He returned to action earlier this year after taking a break from cricket because of mental and physical exhaustion and Hilditch said the ongoing series presents Tait "with a great opportunity to again represent Australia in one-day cricket".

Australian physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said Hauritz had begun to suffer pain in the first ODI and the pain became "more severe" during Thursday's second ODI, which England won by four wickets.

"The pain is likely to be related to a previous foot injury and we have decided the best course of action is to withdraw Nathan from the current tour to allow sufficient time for it to recover," added the physio.

Harris will continue to be monitored by Australian medical staff after reporting soreness in the groin area following the first one-day game against England at the Rose Bowl.

The third ODI takes place at Old Trafford on Sunday.



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