Australia in India 2010

John Hastings win ODI call-up for India tour

ESPNcricinfo staff

October 10, 2010

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John Hastings appeals for a wicket, Victoria v Tasmania, Ford Ranger Cup, Melbourne, November 7, 2009
John Hastings was Victoria's leading wicket taker in all three formats in 2009-10 © Getty Images
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The allrounder John Hastings could be set for an ODI debut after he was called up to replace his Victoria team-mate James Pattinson in Australia's squad in India. Pattinson, who was already on tour with the Test side, will fly home due to a back injury that has ended his immediate hopes of joining his brother Darren in the ranks of international cricketers.

"During the past week, James has complained of some back stiffness during preparation for the second Test of the VB tour of India in Bangalore," Australia's physio Kevin Sims said. "James' symptoms were consistent with a low back-bone stress injury and scans have confirmed the early stages of a low back stress fracture.

"He has therefore been withdrawn from the one-day squad as he will require a period of rest from bowling. He will be closely monitored by Victorian and Cricket Australia medical staff to determine his return to cricket."

The injury is a major blow for Pattinson, 20, who had jumped into Test contention when he was called in to cover for the injured New South Wales fast man Josh Hazlewood in India. However, it has opened the door for Hastings, 24, who was Victoria's leading wicket taker in all three formats last season.

A tall right-arm fast-medium bowler, Hastings is also a powerful striker of the ball in the lower order and has thrived since moving from New South Wales three years ago. The chairman of selectors Andrew Hilditch said Hastings, who won last summer's Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year award, was "a very exciting prospect".

"John Hastings performed very well at interstate level last year across all formats of the game," Hilditch said. "It is disappointing for James Pattinson to suffer an injury at this stage however it does present a great opportunity for John to show his potential at international level prior to selection for the 2010-11 ICC Cricket World Cup on the sub-continent."

Australia play three one-day internationals following the ongoing Test in Bangalore. The series begins on October 17 and the squad is already without several first-choice players after the selectors decided to rest Ricky Ponting, Mitchell Johnson and Shane Watson ahead of their busy summer.

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Posted by TimmyF_23 on (October 13, 2010, 13:10 GMT)

@SRoa and i suppose you can say that Indians can play on all conditions. Yeah right mate nice on!!! Yeah AUS struggle a bit against spin, but Indians struggle against pace and bounce, so you cant say that. By the way, some of the pitches you guys produce are disgraceful and wouldnt be fit to spit on. @Cricket.Buff Juicy track bullies? Didnt realise we had any pitches in AUS that were a pace bowlers dream, name one???. In Aus we produce fair wickets that are conducive to bat and ball and are great to watch.

Posted by   on (October 13, 2010, 11:56 GMT)

Srilankan cricket runs mainly because of the funds they get from the frequent tours of Indian cricket team. They had at last won a tournament against India after eating the dust on so many occasions in the recent past by the Indian team. This has elevated them to an undeserving No.3. Once the Australians get the "regular fit fifteen" in their squad this minnow ll be thrashed from there with India, South Africa and Australia. Moreover they are poor tourists who have seldom won a test match away from home.They never win test matches in Aus,Eng,South Africa or India. Malinga and Sangakara are the only players who perform on foriegn conditions. If these two are to fail then even Afghans can demolish them. But I wonder how these people compare them with India, Australia and South Africa-WORLD CRICKET'S 3 HEAVYWEIGHTS

Posted by KAIRAVA on (October 13, 2010, 4:00 GMT)

Where are Ryan Harris & Peter Siddle? And has Shaun Tait retired from ODIs too??? A weakened Aussie bowling lineup with an injured Bollinger leading the attack, is just ordinary stuff. The Indians would definitely want to feast on such bowling.

Posted by manasvi_lingam on (October 11, 2010, 19:20 GMT)

If the Indian pitches are flat tracks perhaps someone can enlighten us as to why there are so many results? And why is Ponting's record on such "flat tracks" so ordinary? I'd recommend that people go and check Tendulkar, Sehwag and Laxman's averages in Australia.

Posted by svinodmenon on (October 11, 2010, 18:31 GMT)

Australia is going to play their round matches of world cup in SL. I believe the stadium should be better and fine by that time. If not, SL grounds should be banned to be play cricket in future, this is their last chance to make good pitches which will not relay on light and toss. Rubbish pitches after all until now. Hope it will get better, Anyway all the very best to Aussies for the ODI's may be a week team but in sub continent aussie bowlers will struggle.

Posted by svinodmenon on (October 11, 2010, 18:31 GMT)

Australia is going to play their round matches of world cup in SL. I believe the stadium should be better and fine by that time. If not, SL grounds should be banned to be play cricket in future, this is their last chance to make good pitches which will not relay on light and toss. Rubbish pitches after all until now. Hope it will get better, Anyway all the very best to Aussies for the ODI's may be a week team but in sub continent aussie bowlers will struggle.

Posted by --.-- on (October 11, 2010, 14:05 GMT)

@ LankanSpirit, I respect your spirit but I think you didn't watch Champions League 2010 matches where your Lankan batsmen were unable to play short-deliveries even Mahela Jayawardene was not that comfortable whereas Indian players of CSK like Vijay (Highest run-getter), Anirudh Srikanth, Badrinath & Raina played brilliantly, took CSK to Finals and beat Warriors; even Saurabh Tiwary and Kohli played superb knocks. Just imagine what will Australian bowlers do to your batsmen on JUICY TRACKS of Australia. Even your Mendis - A mystery bowler(?) went for 4 sixes in an over by Raina. The same will be done by Hussey. :) If Sanga, Mahela and Malinga fail, SL gone !

Posted by nani_cool21 on (October 11, 2010, 13:22 GMT)

@Lankanspirit ha ha ha best joke man .Please try another.Srilanka is not even in the list of favorites for any body when comes to ranking.A below average team who can only win in srilanka with worst wickets which doesnt have proper lights atleast(dambulla) and some stadiums results can be predicted with tosses(premadasa) and ur players only earning oney by playing in IPL.And u poor little people commenting us what a pity.Except last tournament we comprehensively beat srilanka whereveru are (dhoni won last 3 penultimate competitions in srilanka).Aus is better side and we have to respect them.They are really good player whom everybody learn.

Posted by maddy20 on (October 11, 2010, 12:27 GMT)

@Lankanspirit Yeah just like India got crushed by Srilanka with a margin of -83 runs? Grow up mate!

Posted by pakwellwisher on (October 11, 2010, 4:18 GMT)

Anyone can beat India forget about them aussies, India will be easily crushed but what u guys need to worry about is sri lankan team for the odi series. Sri Lankan team is easily going to beat australia in the odi series

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