Australia in New Zealand 2009-10 February 28, 2010

Marsh ruled out of New Zealand ODI tour

Cricinfo staff

Shaun Marsh has failed to recover from a back injury in time to take part in the Chappell-Hadlee Series starting in New Zealand on Wednesday. Marsh suffered the injury before an ODI in Sydney on February 12, but the treatment hasn't worked and he will stay home.

Australia had hoped Marsh, who was originally in the Twenty20 unit, would be back in time for the five-match ODI series. His injury means the squad currently has only 13 players, although there is the option of keeping someone in New Zealand from the Twenty20 side.

David Warner has been in brutal touch against New Zealand and West Indies, including 67 from 29 in Sydney last week, and is a leading contender to add to his seven ODIs. Brad Haddin and Adam Voges also opened during the home campaign, giving Australia some flexibility ahead of Wednesday's opening game in Napier.

Australia's ODI squad Shane Watson, Brad Haddin (wk), Ricky Ponting (capt), Michael Clarke, Michael Hussey, Cameron White, Adam Voges, James Hopes, Mitchell Johnson, Nathan Hauritz, Ryan Harris, Clint McKay, Doug Bollinger.

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