Australia in India 2010 October 10, 2010

John Hastings win ODI call-up for India tour

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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"He has therefore been withdrawn from the one-day squad as he will require a period of rest from bowling.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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  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • --.-- 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 !

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • --.-- 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 !

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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

  • redneck on October 10, 2010, 23:10 GMT

    @SRao um this is about ODI's, correct? then aus are actually the no. 1 team still! and for the record australia have come over and won the last 3 series against india in india in this format. not bad for the "worst players of spin"

  • SRao on October 10, 2010, 16:57 GMT

    All this talk of Flat Track Bullies is baloney. We've not beaten almost everybody including Australia, the worst players of spin in the world, on their own turf. So TimmyF_23, Man Up and stop whining. You wanna be No. 1, you gotta be able to play on every surface AND WIN...can't say that about Ponting and his bunch of tattooed heroes.

  • maddy20 on October 10, 2010, 16:01 GMT

    @Timmy_F23 We gve flat tracks to Aussies because they struggle t score 192 on a 4th day wicket. If we give them rippers,they wll be bowled out for 92! I am sure he is gonna end up like Peter George!

  • --.-- on October 10, 2010, 13:21 GMT

    I don't know what will be the result of this 2nd test and ODI series but I can sense, England team making fans like TimmyF_23 cry. Swann and party will PAWN Australian batting badly. :) And Trott and Morgan are enough to handle JUICY TRACK BULLIES of Australia. :D

  • --.-- on October 10, 2010, 13:15 GMT

    @ TimmyF_23 .. You know very well that your bowlers are dangerous only on JUICY PITCHES which provide extra bounce and swing. JUICY TRACK BULLIES that your Australian bowlers are, look clueless in subcontinent. Lol !

  • insightfulcricketer on October 10, 2010, 12:19 GMT

    @Chinmay why do you think all Indians fan will be behind England? Like me there are a lot of Indian fans who admire the Australian scrappiness and never say die attitude. So please get a reality check. Arrival of fast bowler in any part of cricket world is a time of excitement for fans. My best wishes to John Hastings for a great future ahead.

  • popcorn on October 10, 2010, 12:09 GMT

    A well - deserved call - up for Hastings. The Indians will be all at sea when he bowls.

  • Something_Witty on October 10, 2010, 12:02 GMT

    Resting Mitchell Johnson is a mistake and rather a waste of time. The man is a machine; he doesn't need rest. I'm surprised to see Hastings get the call up, I, like most other people was expecting ANOTHER NSW'er. Best of luck to him, hope he does well.

  • on October 10, 2010, 11:38 GMT

    Good luck John Hastings, I hope Sehwag tries to thrash you and chops onto his stumps.

  • on October 10, 2010, 11:37 GMT

    Australians will lose Ashes.....as Punter is aging....dey mite loose 3-0....Andrew Strauss...dis time not only derz BARMY ARMY wid u.....u hav all Indian supporters behind u......go nd thrash d aussies....!

  • on October 10, 2010, 10:49 GMT

    Good luck John Hastings, I hope you get thrashed by Sehwag all over the ground.

  • on October 10, 2010, 10:43 GMT

    @Timmyf_23 We are Flat Track bullies, but still are number 1 team in test cricket and you are number 4. :)

  • TimmyF_23 on October 10, 2010, 10:28 GMT

    Much deserved call up. Best bowler in domestic cricket last season and was very unlucky to miss test call up in India. Australia could of used his variations over against the flat track bullies that are the Indian batsman.

  • on October 10, 2010, 10:15 GMT

    No, he shouldn't have been in the squad earlier (for the tests) as he is not a genuine fast bowler. Nonetheless, an outstanding one day cricketer who should have played a lot for NSW after strong performances for the Hawkesbury Hawks in grade cricket.

  • on October 10, 2010, 10:11 GMT

    This guy is very similar to Hopes. Primary role is rush hour bowling and pinch-hitting strokeplay.

    With Watson out:

    1. Paine 2. Marsh 3. Ferguson (Ponting rested) 4. White 5. Clarke 6. Hussey 7. Hopes 8. Hauritz/Smith 9. Hastings (Johnson rested) 10. Bollinger 11. McKay

  • on October 10, 2010, 9:27 GMT

    'John Hastings was Victoria's leading wicket taker in all three formats in 2009-10' That says it all. Surely he should've been in the squad before Pattinson and Starc in the first place. If he plays he should bat at 7 and bowl 1st change followed by Smith, Hauritz. It is the perfect opportunity for him considering Watson is being rested.

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  • on October 10, 2010, 9:27 GMT

    'John Hastings was Victoria's leading wicket taker in all three formats in 2009-10' That says it all. Surely he should've been in the squad before Pattinson and Starc in the first place. If he plays he should bat at 7 and bowl 1st change followed by Smith, Hauritz. It is the perfect opportunity for him considering Watson is being rested.

  • on October 10, 2010, 10:11 GMT

    This guy is very similar to Hopes. Primary role is rush hour bowling and pinch-hitting strokeplay.

    With Watson out:

    1. Paine 2. Marsh 3. Ferguson (Ponting rested) 4. White 5. Clarke 6. Hussey 7. Hopes 8. Hauritz/Smith 9. Hastings (Johnson rested) 10. Bollinger 11. McKay

  • on October 10, 2010, 10:15 GMT

    No, he shouldn't have been in the squad earlier (for the tests) as he is not a genuine fast bowler. Nonetheless, an outstanding one day cricketer who should have played a lot for NSW after strong performances for the Hawkesbury Hawks in grade cricket.

  • TimmyF_23 on October 10, 2010, 10:28 GMT

    Much deserved call up. Best bowler in domestic cricket last season and was very unlucky to miss test call up in India. Australia could of used his variations over against the flat track bullies that are the Indian batsman.

  • on October 10, 2010, 10:43 GMT

    @Timmyf_23 We are Flat Track bullies, but still are number 1 team in test cricket and you are number 4. :)

  • on October 10, 2010, 10:49 GMT

    Good luck John Hastings, I hope you get thrashed by Sehwag all over the ground.

  • on October 10, 2010, 11:37 GMT

    Australians will lose Ashes.....as Punter is aging....dey mite loose 3-0....Andrew Strauss...dis time not only derz BARMY ARMY wid u.....u hav all Indian supporters behind u......go nd thrash d aussies....!

  • on October 10, 2010, 11:38 GMT

    Good luck John Hastings, I hope Sehwag tries to thrash you and chops onto his stumps.

  • Something_Witty on October 10, 2010, 12:02 GMT

    Resting Mitchell Johnson is a mistake and rather a waste of time. The man is a machine; he doesn't need rest. I'm surprised to see Hastings get the call up, I, like most other people was expecting ANOTHER NSW'er. Best of luck to him, hope he does well.

  • popcorn on October 10, 2010, 12:09 GMT

    A well - deserved call - up for Hastings. The Indians will be all at sea when he bowls.