Australia add Voges for England ODIs
Adam Voges has been added to Australia's squad for the seven one-day internationals against England as a replacement for Brad Haddin. Voges was already touring with the group as part of the Twenty20 squad and will now stay on for the ODIs, which begin on Friday.
The wicketkeeper Tim Paine was already in the squad and will take the gloves for the whole series after Haddin had surgery on a fractured finger last week. However, the loss of Haddin also left Australia light on batsmen and Voges was the logical choice after making 72 in the ODI against Scotland.
Although he was outscored in that match by the centurion David Hussey, Voges is, unlike Hussey, part of the squad for the Champions Trophy. As that tournament is being held straight after the England ODIs, the seven matches will give Voges a good opportunity to find his best form ahead of the Champions Trophy.
"With Brad Haddin's injury, the National Selection Panel has taken the opportunity to add Adam Voges to Australia's squad for the seven one-day internationals against England," the chairman of selectors Andrew Hilditch said. "Adam will now stay with the squad for the remainder of the tour of England before travelling with the team to the ICC Champions Trophy in South Africa."