Doherty replaces Marsh in ODI squad

08 Oct 2014

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Xavier Doherty has been called into the Australian One Day International (ODI) squad for the VB Tour of the United Arab Emirates against Pakistan as cover for all-rounder Mitchell Marsh who is recovering from a hamstring injury.

National Selector Rod Marsh said: “The team’s medical staff have now confirmed that Mitchell Marsh will not take part in any of the ODI Series following his hamstring injury. As selectors we have decided to replace him with Xavier for this component of the tour.

“The pitch on Sunday night during the T20 International turned significantly and there is a strong chance we will encounter these conditions during the rest of this Series. As such, we have elected to bring Xavier over to Dubai as an extra spinning option.

“He performed very well for the Hobart Hurricanes in India during the recent Champions League and is an experienced campaigner.”

Doherty will arrive in Dubai on Wednesday morning, train with the squad on Thursday and be available for selection for the second ODI against Pakistan on Friday.