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Finch, Wade Named in ODI Squad

Cricket Australia’s National Selection Panel (NSP) has today announced the following squad for the first two matches of the Carlton Mid ODI Series against South Africa, to be played at the WACA Ground in Perth on 14 and 16 November.

Congratulations to ESP’s Aaron Finch and Matthew Wade who were named in the squad.

The 13-player Australian squad for matches one and two is:

Michael Clarke (c)
George Bailey (vc)
Nathan Coulter-Nile
Aaron Finch
Josh Hazlewood
Mitchell Johnson
Mitchell Marsh
Glenn Maxwell
Kane Richardson
Steve Smith
Matthew Wade
David Warner
Shane Watson

Commenting on the squad, National Selector Rod Marsh said: “We are continuing to keep a close eye on players we feel could have a significant role to play in the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup and many of these players have been rewarded with selection in this initial squad to face South Africa.

“At this stage, the squad is only for the first two matches of the series and balances out player preparation for long and short form cricket as we build into a big summer.

“This squad caters for the WACA’s renowned fast and bouncy surface with six pace bowling options.

“We are pleased with the batting line-up that we have at our disposal. It has great balance with the likes of David Warner, Aaron Finch and Shane Watson at the top of the order complemented by players such as Michael Clarke, George Bailey and Steve Smith.

“We again look forward to seeing some entertaining cricket against South Africa, a side that we’ve had some excellent battles with in recent times,” Marsh said.

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