Australia v West Indies, 5th ODI, Melbourne February 8, 2013

Coulter-Nile, Haddin added to ODI squad

ESPNcricinfo staff

Nathan Coulter-Nile has a chance of making his ODI debut after being added to Australia's squad for the fifth and final match against West Indies at the MCG on Sunday. Brad Haddin has also been called into the one-day group as the Australians juggle their commitments at home and in India, with staggered departures for Test squad members flying out to Chennai.

Matthew Wade and Glenn Maxwell, who were playing the fourth ODI in Sydney on Friday, will depart for India on Saturday, leaving a couple of holes in the one-day squad for the last game. The selectors are also managing the workload of the fast bowler Mitchell Starc, who sat out of the Sydney ODI and will also be rested in Melbourne, which led to the call-up for Coulter-Nile as extra pace-bowling cover.

Adam Voges, who was drafted into the squad for the fourth ODI to cover for George Bailey, who had a hamstring problem, will be retained for the fifth match. Earlier on Friday, Voges, Haddin and the Western Australia fast bowler Coulter-Nile were named in Australia's 12-man squad for the one-off Twenty20 against West Indies next Wednesday.

The first group of Test players departed for India on Thursday and the remainder of the touring party, including captain Michael Clarke and vice-captain Shane Watson, will fly out on Monday.

Squad for fifth ODI Shane Watson, Aaron Finch, Phillip Hughes, Michael Clarke (capt), George Bailey, Adam Voges, Brad Haddin (wk), Mitchell Johnson, James Faulkner, Ben Cutting, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Clint McKay, Xavier Doherty.

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  • Graham on February 9, 2013, 21:36 GMT

    FFl - For your knowledge the slide finished 18 months ago, either that or all the sides we have played have slid further than Australia. Wade doesnt have to improve much to be world class, I remember Prior being just has shoddy with the gloves and at that time not as proficient with the bat as Wade is now.

  • j on February 9, 2013, 11:26 GMT

    Wade's still in? Did the 'Wade Saga' not teach the selectors anything? Australia have been going backwards for five years now, sent on their way by England of course, and their infamous 'Slide' continues apace. You get the feeling CA knows little about wicket-keeping, or the game in general.

  • trevor on February 9, 2013, 3:27 GMT

    If there is any pride left in this WINDIES team without Simmons, Edwards & Samuels also Chanders, they better find a way to beat an Aussies team which according to the pundits is without some of their better players.One man batting in, maybe 2 occassionally does not make for a winning team. Gayle is not getting big scores, Samuels is hurt-- So the team falls down! Pollard has shown what sensible application at the wicket can produce; Smart decisions at the wicket do make a difference.Narine seems to have his cricket mojo coming on. When will we see Bravo as captain? Enough of the mediocrity from The WINDIES.Team selection stinks,I've seen enough of the nonsense.Play the best 11 at all times,in all formats of the game.

  • Guy on February 9, 2013, 0:43 GMT

    @Thefakebook, "A good test prospect as well he is". Are you Yoda???

  • Dummy4 on February 8, 2013, 15:52 GMT

    Why Starc isn't there in squad?????????

  • Sachin on February 8, 2013, 12:01 GMT

    Happy for NCN, now only Hazelwood and A.Mcdermott remain, hope they get will also there chances soon.

  • Tim on February 8, 2013, 11:58 GMT

    Why isn't Paine playing? Dead rubber would be an ideal time to make his international return. Also didn't Haddin retire from T20Is? Clearly that was just a scam to keep his dying test career afloat.

  • Satish on February 8, 2013, 8:55 GMT

    Finally Coutler-Nile got his chance he should had it couple years ago if you ask me!But its never too late .A good test prospect as well he is.

  • Bryn on February 8, 2013, 7:42 GMT

    brilliant to see NCN in the squad, well deserved he is a phenominal cricketer.

  • Scott on February 8, 2013, 6:30 GMT

    Hayat, because Wade is the most likely keeper/batsman to be around in 2015...

    Haddin is a step backwards in my mind, as I have said quite often... If we don't have good young keeper batsmen, or even a wicketkeeper, with a tail of Mitch Johnson (test century), Mitch Starc (ODI 50).. then something has gone wrong in our coaching.

    Nice to see NCN in the mix though.

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