Australia v Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI, Brisbane January 16, 2013

Cutting drafted back into ODI squad

ESPNcricinfo staff

Ben Cutting has joined Australia's squad for the third ODI in Brisbane as cover for Mitchell Starc and Mitchell Johnson, both of whom missed the second game in Adelaide due to minor injuries.

Australia's selectors are confident Starc and Johnson will both be fit to play against Sri Lanka at the Gabba on Friday but have chosen to have Cutting on hand as a precaution. Cutting, who is based in Brisbane, made his one-day international debut in the loss in Adelaide, where he scored 27 and picked up 1 for 42.

"Ben is here in Brisbane as a precaution due to Johnson and Starc coming back from injury," John Inverarity, the national selector, said. "If both pace bowlers prove their fitness to play as expected, Ben will re-join the Brisbane Heat on Friday afternoon for the Big Bash League final."

Starc missed the Adelaide game due to mild calf soreness and Johnson was a late withdrawal due to a side injury.