England in Australia 2013-14 December 31, 2013

Pattinson, Warner recalled to ODI squad

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James Pattinson will audition for the upcoming Test tour of South Africa in the one-day series against England, having been named for his international return from injury. Pattinson is part of a 14-man squad named for the five-match contest and David Warner has also been recalled after being dropped from the one-day team earlier in the year.

Michael Clarke will captain the team after missing the one-day tour of India due to injury and Shaun Marsh is also back having missed that tour with a hamstring problem, while Phillip Hughes, Adam Voges, Moises Henriques and Callum Ferguson have been dropped. There was also no room for Cameron White, the Player of the Series in the Ryobi Cup, with the selectors having declined to rest any of the senior batsmen.

Pattinson has not played an ODI since September 2012 and his last international of any kind was the Lord's Test in July, after which his tour ended with a stress fracture of the back. Pattinson has returned in the BBL for the Melbourne Renegades and will use the one-day series as a chance to push for a place on the Test tour of South Africa in early February.

Warner had been axed from the one-day side following the Ashes in England but his form in the Test team this summer meant his recall was all but a formality. Marsh played in the one-day internationals in England after the Ashes and the selectors view him as a man who could play an important role in the World Cup next summer.

Voges and Hughes were particularly unlucky to miss out after both men had strong years in the ODI side. Hughes was Australia's third-leading one-day run scorer in 2013, with 660 at 36.66, and he is particularly effective in home conditions - he scored two centuries in the five-match one-day series against Sri Lanka in January. Voges was fifth on Australia's run list in 2013 with 478 runs at 47.80.

"We believe this is a well-balanced squad that can build on the promising form displayed in our most recent limited overs series against England and India," the national selector John Inverarity said. "David Warner has won back his place in the Australia ODI squad with his outstanding recent form, not least in the domestic Ryobi Cup competition that was held in September and October in Sydney.

"Michael Clarke, Shaun Marsh and James Pattinson have been included after being unavailable through injury for the series against India in October. Phillip Hughes, Adam Voges, Moises Henriques and Callum Ferguson are unlucky to lose their places from the India ODI squad as they have all been in good form.

"Adam Voges is particularly unlucky as his ODI performances over the past year have been very good. There are three outstanding players in Clarke, Warner and Marsh coming back and we believe their inclusion provides the squad with several batting options.

"Aaron Finch and Shaun Marsh are exciting prospects at the top of the order with the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup only 14 months away. Michael Clarke and Darren Lehmann will be looking for consistent performances from these players and the other batsmen who have the potential to impose themselves strongly on matches.

"James Pattinson has worked hard to get back to full fitness and will be looking to regain his best form. His performances will provide a guide to the National Selection Panel when it selects the team for the Test tour to South Africa in February and March."

Australia's home ODI summer was trimmed to five matches this season, all against England, with the first to be played at the MCG on January 12. Matches in Brisbane, Sydney, Perth and Adelaide follow before the three-match Twenty20 series starts in Hobart on January 29.

Australia ODI squad David Warner, Aaron Finch, Shane Watson, Shaun Marsh, Michael Clarke (capt), George Bailey (vice-capt), Brad Haddin (wk), Glenn Maxwell, James Faulkner, Mitchell Johnson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Pattinson, Clint McKay, Xavier Doherty.

Brydon Coverdale is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo. He tweets here

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  • First_Drop on January 6, 2014, 10:15 GMT

    @ScottStevo - couldn't agree more - you can't leave out Bailey. Simply outstanfing in ODI format.

  • First_Drop on January 6, 2014, 10:13 GMT

    @Micky.Panda and Jagger What about Watson? You'd leave him out?? As regard Pattinson, I don't think he lacks anything for control. He's world class and, barring injury, will be leading the attack together with cummins, starc and Faulkner in years to come. One of the big questions facing Aussie cricket now is who will replace Clarke when he retires (remember his dodgy back?)

  • Micky.Panda on January 6, 2014, 2:14 GMT

    @Jagger I think your squad looks pretty good, certainly much better than the selected squad. Bird is a must due to his tight line. Pattinson maybe too expensive (lacking control). Maybe another spinner should be included, not Doherty. Perhaps Beer although I reckon GB Hogg would be willing to come out of retirement. Bailey is probably good enough to be in. Better average and strike rate than Clarke.

  • saravana2228 on January 3, 2014, 6:56 GMT

    Pattinson has not played an ODI since September 2012 and his last international of any kind was the Lord's Test in July, after which his tour ended with a stress fracture of the back. Pattinson has returned in the BBL for the Melbourne Renegades and will use the one-day series as a chance to push for a place on the Test tour of South Africa in early February.

    Warner had been axed from the one-day side following the Ashes in England but his form in the Test team this summer meant his recall was all but a formality. Marsh played in the one-day internationals in England after the Ashes and the selectors view him as a man who could play an important role in the World Cup next summer. Australia's home ODI summer was trimmed to five matches this season, all against England, with the first to be played at the MCG on January 12. Matches in Brisbane, Sydney, Perth and Adelaide follow before the three-match Twenty20 series starts in Hobart on January 29.

    Australia ODI squad David Warner, Aaron

  • Meety on January 2, 2014, 22:11 GMT

    Not a fan of Patto playing in the ODI side. A number of reasons, we should be playing players who will probably play in the WC. Also he is not a good ODI player. Trouble is - there is no proper cricket prior to the Saffa tour! Voges very unlucky.

  • on January 2, 2014, 15:08 GMT

    Superb team. best looking Aussie team in the last 4 years. this team can won world cup in 2015.

  • ScottStevo on January 2, 2014, 11:59 GMT

    @jagger, Bailey is a poor selection in the ODI side after being pretty much the best ODI batsman in the world in 2013??? Wow....

  • Cricmaths123 on January 2, 2014, 9:48 GMT

    An excellent squad no doubt but some players are unlucky to miss out. Ferguson, Voges, Lyon, Maddinson, S.Smith, Hughes,Henriques have played very well but were unfortunate to not be in the team. But I don't think Marsh and McKay should not be in the team.

  • Dismayed on January 2, 2014, 6:43 GMT

    Another terrible effort by the selectors. S. Marsh should be required to play a full season before being considered. Hughes, White, O'keefe, Cutting and S. Smith are proven contributors and have form. Pattinson is not a short form player. Richardson from SA should be in the squad for his pace and lower order batting.

  • on January 2, 2014, 6:19 GMT

    warner finch watson clarke bailey haddin faulkner johnson starc coulternile pattinson/doherty reserves adam voges maxwell shaun marsh clint mcay tim paine this should be the aus 17 uptill the wc 15 selection

  • First_Drop on January 6, 2014, 10:15 GMT

    @ScottStevo - couldn't agree more - you can't leave out Bailey. Simply outstanfing in ODI format.

  • First_Drop on January 6, 2014, 10:13 GMT

    @Micky.Panda and Jagger What about Watson? You'd leave him out?? As regard Pattinson, I don't think he lacks anything for control. He's world class and, barring injury, will be leading the attack together with cummins, starc and Faulkner in years to come. One of the big questions facing Aussie cricket now is who will replace Clarke when he retires (remember his dodgy back?)

  • Micky.Panda on January 6, 2014, 2:14 GMT

    @Jagger I think your squad looks pretty good, certainly much better than the selected squad. Bird is a must due to his tight line. Pattinson maybe too expensive (lacking control). Maybe another spinner should be included, not Doherty. Perhaps Beer although I reckon GB Hogg would be willing to come out of retirement. Bailey is probably good enough to be in. Better average and strike rate than Clarke.

  • saravana2228 on January 3, 2014, 6:56 GMT

    Pattinson has not played an ODI since September 2012 and his last international of any kind was the Lord's Test in July, after which his tour ended with a stress fracture of the back. Pattinson has returned in the BBL for the Melbourne Renegades and will use the one-day series as a chance to push for a place on the Test tour of South Africa in early February.

    Warner had been axed from the one-day side following the Ashes in England but his form in the Test team this summer meant his recall was all but a formality. Marsh played in the one-day internationals in England after the Ashes and the selectors view him as a man who could play an important role in the World Cup next summer. Australia's home ODI summer was trimmed to five matches this season, all against England, with the first to be played at the MCG on January 12. Matches in Brisbane, Sydney, Perth and Adelaide follow before the three-match Twenty20 series starts in Hobart on January 29.

    Australia ODI squad David Warner, Aaron

  • Meety on January 2, 2014, 22:11 GMT

    Not a fan of Patto playing in the ODI side. A number of reasons, we should be playing players who will probably play in the WC. Also he is not a good ODI player. Trouble is - there is no proper cricket prior to the Saffa tour! Voges very unlucky.

  • on January 2, 2014, 15:08 GMT

    Superb team. best looking Aussie team in the last 4 years. this team can won world cup in 2015.

  • ScottStevo on January 2, 2014, 11:59 GMT

    @jagger, Bailey is a poor selection in the ODI side after being pretty much the best ODI batsman in the world in 2013??? Wow....

  • Cricmaths123 on January 2, 2014, 9:48 GMT

    An excellent squad no doubt but some players are unlucky to miss out. Ferguson, Voges, Lyon, Maddinson, S.Smith, Hughes,Henriques have played very well but were unfortunate to not be in the team. But I don't think Marsh and McKay should not be in the team.

  • Dismayed on January 2, 2014, 6:43 GMT

    Another terrible effort by the selectors. S. Marsh should be required to play a full season before being considered. Hughes, White, O'keefe, Cutting and S. Smith are proven contributors and have form. Pattinson is not a short form player. Richardson from SA should be in the squad for his pace and lower order batting.

  • on January 2, 2014, 6:19 GMT

    warner finch watson clarke bailey haddin faulkner johnson starc coulternile pattinson/doherty reserves adam voges maxwell shaun marsh clint mcay tim paine this should be the aus 17 uptill the wc 15 selection

  • on January 2, 2014, 5:29 GMT

    I believe if you are a good cricketer you can be successful in any format. So the test team should be similar to the odi team if you have your best XI. Since nathan lyon is considered to be australia's best spinner right now i am surprise he is not there as a good spinner can make a huge difference in limited overs. I am also disspointed to not see steve smith in there since he has shown he can build a good innings like he does in tests and i would much rather have him in there instead of showponies like marsh and maxwell who are useless when you need them. Also well done to the selectors on sticking with haddin. but overall, unless australia are resting players, some of the selection in this squad are unjustified.

  • Jagger on January 2, 2014, 4:36 GMT

    Bailey, Marsh, Haddin and Doherty are the disappointing selections for me.

    To win the World Cup, we're going to need something more like this:

    Warner, Clarke, Finch, Maxwell, Maddinson, Watson, Dunk (wk), Coulter-Nile, Johnson, Harris, Pattinson. Faulkner, Lynn, Bird, McKay.

  • Pradeepmani007 on January 2, 2014, 4:03 GMT

    Pattison & Johnson bowling together would create lot more pressure to England. If Cummins is also fit then the series would be complete white wash.

  • sharadgargconnect on January 1, 2014, 17:00 GMT

    Australia should look for 2015 world cup next year. They should start playing Andrew Mc Donald, Tim Paine and M Starc more and more because they are fine all rounders. Paine is the best odi wk and still not played. Very strange! Aus should try finch at no7 or no8 because he can hit the old ball like T20 style. watson and faulkner are 2 players who are equal to army. Aus should play them in middle order so they can play their shots. I bet if they bat at no 4 and 5 they will make 150 runs between them. Warner and Bailey are aussie mainstay as far as odi batting heroes goes. Together these four players Warner, Bailey, Watson and Faulkner can make 300 runs on any given pitch easily. Then captain clarke can come and play anchor role. Australia should think more about their gameplan. - Sharad Garg

  • on January 1, 2014, 15:57 GMT

    Adam Voges averaging mid 40s dropped...... Shows that if you're a favourite you will be selected. Shocking decision in my eyes...

  • Sameer192 on January 1, 2014, 14:07 GMT

    i want to finch out he couldn't bat in India

  • ultimatecricketguru on January 1, 2014, 11:01 GMT

    1.Warner,2.Finch,3.Watson,4.Clarke,5.Bailey,6.Maxwell,7.Haddin,8.Faulkner, 9.Johnson,10.Pattison,11.Doherty..Thats gona make an ODI whitewash as well..

  • AKS286 on January 1, 2014, 10:37 GMT

    There is no replacement WK and part timer Hughes is not in the squad, I will prefer Handscomb as a reserve keeper. Doherty was wicketless for continues six matches against India and more interesting in India.

  • lethal253 on January 1, 2014, 10:32 GMT

    Is it just me, or is Shaun Marsh consistently gifted games undeserved!!!!

  • on January 1, 2014, 8:40 GMT

    What a great squad. They should do very well, but the Poms are a pretty good one day side. C'mon Aussies, take it out as well.

  • AlSmug on January 1, 2014, 8:18 GMT

    ful crdit to selectors to leaving those buckle under pressure qlders out , if Hughes joins Qld net yr , the nation will be in the position to quarantine the state , that would be gr8

  • jonesy2 on January 1, 2014, 7:20 GMT

    starc and cummins still not fit? we need updates on these guys. callum ferguson must be the most disillusioned man on the planet

  • on January 1, 2014, 7:19 GMT

    very strong team.....australia gonna win the ODI series also.

  • jonesy2 on January 1, 2014, 7:18 GMT

    want to see mitch marsh. but no real room such is the ridiculous depth of talent.

  • on January 1, 2014, 7:16 GMT

    My team:

    Finch, Warner, Watson, Clarke (c), Bailey, Maxwell, Haddin, Faulkner, Doherty, Pattinson, McKay.

    Must rest johnson now for south africa series

  • PrasPunter on January 1, 2014, 7:13 GMT

    We still have XD and Mckay in the team ? Wonder how effective Clint Eastwood.err.. Clint McKay will be on the flat wickets prepared generally for the ODIs all over the world, with his 125K dollies. Better play Bird. He bowled ok in the BBL.

  • AKS286 on January 1, 2014, 5:39 GMT

    Instead of Hughes Clarke should be dropped from ODI side a mediocre batsman with the SR of mid 70s in the age of T20 and 300+ score tournament. He did't suit to any order of batting. Hilfy, Laughlin, Gannon, Hazelwood, Hasting are ahead of Pattinson and Pattinson will not make all WC matches he is a injury man. Michael Beer the best ODI & T20 spinner and the bowler must deserve permanent position. Finch, Marsh, Watson, Bailey(c), Warner, Haddin, Maxwell/Faulkner, Johnson, Hilfy, Gannon, Beer.

  • on January 1, 2014, 5:38 GMT

    Australia should use a four-pronged pace attack, with Maxwell doing spin duties.

    Best line-up: Finch, Warner, Watson, Clarke (c), Bailey, Maxwell, Haddin, Faulkner, Johnson, Pattinson, McKay

  • landl47 on January 1, 2014, 5:30 GMT

    It's a good side with pretty much all the bases covered. Warner will open with one of Finch or Marsh, then Watson, Clarke, Bailey, Maxwell and Haddin. If Watson and Maxwell can get through 10 overs between them, then Faulkner is a good #8, Johnson #9 and the final 2 from Pattinson, McKay and Doherty.

    In Australian conditions, they'll be hard to beat.

  • Emancipator007 on January 1, 2014, 3:56 GMT

    Depth of current OZ ODI player stocks is exciting & reminds me of that World Series in which 2 OZ teams competed with Zim/Eng. This Tier-2 team wud compete well with the chosen one too: Hughes,Voges,Calum,White,Smith,Henriques,Wade/Paine,Harris,Siddle,Bollinger,Lyon/Ahmed, Bird, Mitch Marsh . "Scary" pace Harris shud be in World Cup XV(start playing him in ODIs in lead-up) to alternate with McCay. Bollinger is one of the craftiest short-format pace bowlers around (he used to take the mickey out of accomplished bats in flat decks of IPL leagues)& shud also be included.

  • xtrafalgarx on January 1, 2014, 3:50 GMT

    @Brutalanalyst: Well lets see, Marsh has 3 ODI hundreds already, has played 40 odd matches, is more experienced and is a BETTER PLAYER. His Ryobi cup was no worse than Khawaja's, he averaged 77 and scored a hundred in 4 games to Khawaja's 7. No way he will get dropped when Khawaja as played 2/3 games averaging less than 5.

  • sallyr on January 1, 2014, 3:41 GMT

    Happy for the Selectors to choose the best team for the job. Not only for now but trialling for the future. But Brydon, I am disappointed that ESPNcricinfo, supposedly one of the most knowledgable cricket sites, refers to Adam Voges being dropped. He has a shoulder injury and is already out of BBL03. It remains unclear if he will return or requires surgery. It is a detrimental comment to his reputation to say he was dropped. Please update the information.

  • BRUTALANALYST on January 1, 2014, 2:18 GMT

    Didn't Khawaja just score a bunch of hundreds in the Aus domestic game ? not sure how Marsh gets go ahead of him to be honest bit harsh.

  • Barnesy4444 on January 1, 2014, 1:30 GMT

    As long as Hughes is being left out of ODI so he can play more Shield games then I don't have a problem with it. If he tops the Shield runs and centuries this season and isn't in the S.A. squad then that's rubbish.

    Doolan will be another Quiney. This has highlighted our lack of batting depth.

  • Macker60 on January 1, 2014, 0:46 GMT

    Remember guy this is only for the first couple of Games then they will Change, The world cup squad is much larger and they need to look at the Squad, Some player are unlucky but I believe they will be inline for the SA tour and would prefer Batting time in the Middle.

  • on January 1, 2014, 0:07 GMT

    Dropping Ferguson after he didn't even get any games? Dropping Hughes for an older guy who's making less runs? THIS is the Australia I know!

  • on December 31, 2013, 23:52 GMT

    Adam Voges is out with a shoulder injury.

  • wix99 on December 31, 2013, 23:31 GMT

    To all those complaining about Hughes and Voges missing out on the squad, it is quite likely they will get a chance to play if or when Clarke and Watson are rested.

    What really surprises me is that the selectors persist with Xavier Doherty. Surely Nathan Lyon should be given an opportunity in the ODIs. Also Steve O'keefe, Fawad Ahmed and Adam Zampa are other spin options.

  • picket23 on December 31, 2013, 21:27 GMT

    Drop Hughes for Marsh? Are you serious? Hughes is a better bat and should be getting as much international cricket as possible to get him ready for test duties. Why bother with Marsh when he will just break down with injury anyway. He is not any better in the field than Hughes either. Utterly ridiculous decision.

  • AlSmug on December 31, 2013, 20:53 GMT

    Hughes dropped fair enough he has failed at the elite level he is not tight enough in the mind for international cricket a state bully, he has had more than his share of chances , time to look beyond the smoke screen that it is P.Hughes

  • SamWintson92 on December 31, 2013, 19:09 GMT

    1. What the ! Where the hell is Voges & Hughes ? Is this a reward for performing & making runs for the team ? 2. Voges & Hughes should definitely make the squad in place of Coulter Nile & S Marsh. 3. What exceptional Coulter Nile did while playing for the Aussie ? Nothing spectacular. McDermott, Richardson are better than Coulter Nile & are bright future prospect with the capability of being the spearhead strike bowler. 4. S Marsh needs to wait more for chance. Squad should have been expanded to 15 with Fawad Ahmed.

  • dsig3 on December 31, 2013, 18:48 GMT

    Tough on voges. Does marsh really deserve a spot?

  • Beertjie on December 31, 2013, 18:31 GMT

    Everybody here assumes that playing Big Bash or ODI's are good for quicks but I agree with @Moppa on (December 31, 2013, 2:23 GMT) that the selection of Pattinson for this series is risky. Hope he comes through OK because he'll be needed if Rhino breaks down in February. Hughes/Voges ought not to be dropped for Marsh. I like the praise showered on him even less. Get real Invers!

  • SevereCritic on December 31, 2013, 18:26 GMT

    Aussies are building a very good ODI squad for the WC 2015. Finn-Warner can form a very explosive opening pair if both are in form, followed by Watto, Clarke and Bailey, with Maxwell providing the final impetus. Team looks solid. Johnson-Pattinson-McKay is as good a pace trio as any in the world atm. Doherty is the weak link. Maybe try out Lyon in ODIs and see how he does? I also think bailey should be ODI captain and not Clarke. Let Clarke focus exclusively on test.

  • jimmyvida on December 31, 2013, 17:43 GMT

    As someone who played against some real fast and dangerous bowlers, I'd pick Pattinson any day he is fit. He is the one fast bowler in the world today I'd be worried about. He is more dangerous than Steyn and Morkel combined. Were he to get bouncy wickets as the ones prepared for India, SA batsmen would be in for a horrid time.

  • babycricketer on December 31, 2013, 14:59 GMT

    Outstanding selection, this side could easily win the 2015 WC at home but I think Khawaja and Fawad Ahmed should've been in the team instead of Marsh and Doherty. Khawaja as a backup No 3 for Watson because of his injuries. Anyway, if I had to pick an XI from the squad it would be the following; 1) Finch, 2) Warner, 3) Watson, 4) Clarke (c), 5) Bailey (vc), 6) Maxwell, 7) Haddin (wk), 8) Faulkner, 9) Johnson, 10) McKay, 11) Doherty.

  • on December 31, 2013, 14:22 GMT

    Top 11 must be Warner,Finch,Watson,Clarke,Bailey,Maxwell,Haddin,Johnson,Faulkner,Starc.

  • Ramu444 on December 31, 2013, 14:20 GMT

    Where is Fawad Ahmad ????????

  • PutMarshyOn on December 31, 2013, 14:17 GMT

    White's exclusion is curious. At his best he is similar to Symonds. Sort of understand the Hughes decision - his SR is ok, not devastating, & he isn't the most dynamic of fielders. I hope CA are working with him to get him tuned for Test Cricket.

  • on December 31, 2013, 13:37 GMT

    Picking the One-Day team is much more exciting than the test team for Australia at the moment, as 2 different XI's would be equal to the international task. My feeling would be this XI. Warner Finch/Hughes(depending on Finch form) Watson White Bailey Maxwell Haddin Coulter-Nile Faulkner Johnson O'Keefe

    With 7 possible Bowlers, and O'Keefe at 11(or swapped with johnson), you have serious potential with this XI to make a large score but then also to defend it. I feel Clarke is better off resting. White at 4 is power!

  • First_Drop on December 31, 2013, 13:36 GMT

    Looks like CA have given up on Phil Hughes. Having destroyed his confidence in 2009 having dropped him after 2 tests in England (despite back to back Centruries in SA) he has yet proved himself one of the best bats in Australia. His problem is in his head only, somethign not helped by another exclusion (despite being the best Aust ODI player this year). CA need to get behind him and show him the confidence in his ability that he needs.

  • AidanFX on December 31, 2013, 12:29 GMT

    The best thing about this list is the inclusion of Pattinson - who really should be finding a way (somehow, not easy) into the test team. It has been so frustrating in past couple of years how boring the One Day bowling line up has been. I understand Mckay has performed well - but he more or less had less the attack by and large - he is economical and uses good variation but he is not sort of guy to strike fear into opponents. it is obvious there will be a lot of rotation of players over the five games though.

  • Barnesy4444 on December 31, 2013, 12:23 GMT

    Hughes is better off playing more Shield games anyway, it allows him to score even more centuries and push his case for inclusion in the tour to S.A.

  • siddhartha87 on December 31, 2013, 11:54 GMT

    Ideal ODI XI for Aussies- 1. Warner 2.Finch 3.Watson 4. Clarke 5.Bailey 6.Maxwell 7.Haddin 8.Faulkner 9. Johnson 10.Starc 11.Pattinson

  • lovemadan on December 31, 2013, 11:39 GMT

    finch on top is a good choice , as he is always attacks the bowler and creates the pressure immediately , Warner at other end is fine . Watson at no 3 is the right choice I feel Watson brings consistency at no .3 for the present team.Shaun marsh is also other prospect to look for 2015 WC. In present ODI team selected i would have preferred M.Starc instead of Mc.Kay , Nathan Lyon Instead of Doherty.and added Ferguson as 15 member to the team . Aussie Selector do not drop a player with out giving him a chance in the paying eleven. Ferguson is a valuable player . he has proven in the past . even Mitchel Marsh , Henriques , David Hussey , must be given chance in ODI team. My team would be 1)finch 2) Warner 3) Watson 4) S.marsh 5) Clarke 6)Bailey (cap) 7) Haddin 8) Faulkner 9) Starc 10 ) Cummins 11) Lyon 12) Maxwell 13) Pattinson 14) nile 15) Johnson/siddle

  • dinosaurus on December 31, 2013, 11:29 GMT

    At least the Cricket Australia site makes a brief mention of the fact that there is no Queensland player in the squad, despite Queensland having won the domestic 50 over competition in the last two years. Guess their success must be due to the scorers, not the players. It could also be that the selectors still remember that, after keeping Hayden out for so many years, the interloper scored so many runs they couldn't drop him.

  • shanosV8 on December 31, 2013, 10:30 GMT

    Hey xtrafalgarx - there's no hate, just simple maths and strategy. S Marsh averages 38.2 @ SR 76.92 in ODI's. Finch averages 30.23 @ SR 92.11 in ODI's. And PJ Hughes averages 36.66 @ SR 74.57 in ODI's. So as I suggested in my earlier post - open with Hughes and Warner and bat Finch lower down and promote him if you want quick runs. Finchy averages 52.28 @ SR 178.53 in T20 internationals if you want to know the truth. i.e. he can put the ball over the fence for an extended late rush, unlike S Marsh.

  • moovonjkm on December 31, 2013, 10:27 GMT

    I have no idea why Cameron white has been left our! He is in such a tremendous touch in domestic. That's pathetic! No clue why Marsh is included! White brings such experience and power with him!

  • xtrafalgarx on December 31, 2013, 10:04 GMT

    What's with the hate? This side is good enough to win the world cup at home in my opinion. I'd take Marsh over Finch opening, I reckon Finch is overrated and his defence is not good enough against the straight ball at his pads. Marsh is the more complete player at the top of the order.

    Warner, Marsh, Watson, Clarke, Bailey, Maxwell, Haddin, Faulkner, Johnson, Pattinson/Doherty, Mckay.

  • shanosV8 on December 31, 2013, 10:03 GMT

    PrasPunter - Yes completely agree M Clarke should only be playing Tests from now on - see my earlier post a short while ago. And a few people have questioned Pattinson's inclusion? You weirdos! Of course he must be included in this ODI squad to regain match fitness against international players (Well, ok, it is only England) before the SA tour. He ain't going to get that in KFC BB only bowling 4 overs you plonkers! And of course N Lyon should have been retained as the ODI spinner - X Doherty is about as fake a spinner as they come.

  • PrasPunter on December 31, 2013, 9:50 GMT

    Not sure playing Clarke in an utterly meaningless ODI series is a good idea. Wouldn't it affect his back ? I think the best thing for Aus is to have Clarke play only tests. This will certainly help to extend his career by a couple of years.

  • scarab666 on December 31, 2013, 9:40 GMT

    This is the wrong side for ODI. For a start Marsh has failed too often when selected and I agree with Chris Lynn as his replacement. Haddin , Clarke and Watson should be rested for SA tour.

  • on December 31, 2013, 9:31 GMT

    The same bowlers that got smashed for 350 in India recently on numerous occasions?

  • shanosV8 on December 31, 2013, 9:30 GMT

    ok - this squad is more than good enough to beat the Poms on this tour. So what. But that should not be what this about. We Aussies have to have an eye on the ODI World Cup. First - Clarke should be moved out of ODI's so he can focus on the main game which is Tests. If the selectors had done that with Ponting earlier he would have gone on longer in tests. ODI's are definitely 3rd place behind Tests and T20. Next - Hughes should have been retained to open with Warner in this ODI squad. Definitely agree with Finch selection, but not as opener. Bat him down the order and IF you need a guy to promote with the score say 3/220 with 10 overs to go - then promote Finch to pitch hit. For the bowlers - MJ should have been rested from the whole ODI circus - if there is one bowler we need fresh in SA its Mitch. Finally - dropping Callum Ferguson and retaining S Marsh is surely a new year's eve joke - Ha Ha very funny selectors! Whoa, hang on, your are serious? Go hang yourselves.

  • on December 31, 2013, 9:10 GMT

    Joke Phil Hughes being dropped for ODI series.Cricket Australia and selectors have no idea.Do not be too surprised if he get selected for South Africa with the 3 Test Matches.

  • DylanBrah on December 31, 2013, 9:03 GMT

    1. Warner 2. Finch 3. Watson 4. Clarke 5. Bailey 6. Maxwell 7. Haddin 8. Faulkner 9. Johnson 10. Pattinson 11. McKay - I wouldn't be picking Doherty... the dudes good for nothing.

  • zacomaco on December 31, 2013, 8:48 GMT

    The only test players that should be playing in the ODI's are Warner, Bailey & Johnson (Though Johnson requires a break from at-least the first 2 ODI's) Wade in for Haddin while Clarke, Watto need a break. This should help the SA tour

  • first_slip on December 31, 2013, 8:20 GMT

    where is Chris Linn? i dont understand that why Ausssy Selectors keep ignoring him, he is much better than Marsh guy, shame

  • on December 31, 2013, 8:09 GMT

    They should have given a chance to Nathan Lyon.

  • on December 31, 2013, 8:02 GMT

    Why not Lyon? He is doing excellent currently in Tests and give him more confidence by keeping faith in him.

  • milepost on December 31, 2013, 7:46 GMT

    They pick Marsh but not Hughes? They drop Voges? I'm not do sure about Clarke playing ODI cricket either, both for batting and his back. I don't really get this but that's why I'm not a selector!

  • Smahajan on December 31, 2013, 7:16 GMT

    Clarke in ODIs...still not sure about that...should be playing only Tests...White should come back and captain the side...!!!

  • on December 31, 2013, 7:13 GMT

    Nathan Lyon made his name playing 20/20 cricket so he knows his way around limited overs cricket. Don't understand why Doherty was picked as the preferred spinner. Lyon is a far better bowler. Also callum ferguson is very unlucky to miss out given he has played 30 ODIs at an average of 41. Some strange decisions with this squad.

  • AussieSam on December 31, 2013, 6:52 GMT

    1. Warner 2. Finch 3. Watson 4. Clarke 5. Bailey 6. Haddin 7. Faulkner 8. Johnson 9. Pattinson 10. McKay 11. Doherty

    This 11 could definitely win the WC in 2015, I reckon. The main two positions I'd be tempted to change are Finch for Hughes and Starc for one of the pacemen but it's not an easy decision at all. Both of those guys probably deserve to be in the 11 and it's a good sign when you have more than 11 deserving players. You'd have to say Maxwell, Bird and White probably deserve a spot too.

  • azzaman333 on December 31, 2013, 6:49 GMT

    Have we not yet learned that Marsh is nothing more than an average player who looks good when he's in form and looks awful when not? Shouldn't be anywhere near the squad. I like Hughes being kept for domestic cricket, give him a full, uninterrupted season or two, (hopefully including a couple of stints in county cricket) and then bring him into the national for a specific role and keep him in that role.

    Presumably Marsh (should be White, Klinger or Smith) and Coulter-Nile are reserves, and 1 of Faulkner or Maxwell misses out depending on the conditions. Would probably have Hauritz in the squad too as an option for a pitch with a bit of turn, but looks a strong squad.

  • Gupta.Ankur on December 31, 2013, 6:40 GMT

    It won't take much for pattinson to get injured again.

  • on December 31, 2013, 6:37 GMT

    Not really that surprised Ferguson and Voges are left out, they just lack that killer punch to finish innings. I'd much rather Hughes than Marsh too. A top six of Warner, Finch, Hughes, Watson, Clarke and Bailey would be pretty powerful and reliable too.

  • TheBigBoodha on December 31, 2013, 6:09 GMT

    David O'Brien, we won't win the WC with Voges and Clarke in the same team. It's that simple. Voges hits most of his runs in singles and twos. He can't hit the ball in the air. So he does not fit into the team. What is the point of Voges coming in in the last 15 overs after Warner, Finch, Bailey and Watson have been smashing it around at six or seven an over? The run rate would actually go down - that's exactly what was happening in India with him. So it isn't insane at all. In this case statistics do lie. He's not good enough.

  • TheBigBoodha on December 31, 2013, 6:04 GMT

    I suppose the problem of Hughes is that the a already three openers in the squad: Watson, Finch and Warner. Where would be bat? S Marsh, though? What has he ever done in international colours? Oh yeah. Averaged two vs India. At home.

  • Big_Maxy_Walker on December 31, 2013, 5:58 GMT

    Chris Lynn and Ben Cutting cant count themselves very unlucky. Same with Steve O'Keefe who adds a lot more to a team than Doherty. Cam White should be in there as well

  • on December 31, 2013, 5:52 GMT

    Hughes being dropped wouldn't be so shocking (given Warner's certain return after the 3 tons in the Ryobi Cup), if it weren't for Aarron Finch's keeping his spot. I would have thought Hughes record was better than Finch's even if I don't think we should complain about Marsh coming in for Hughes. Personally I think Michael Klinger would be better than any of them to partner Warner.

    Dropping Voges is insane. Career average 45, 2013 average 47. There aren't many batsmen who have ever averaged more than that in one day cricket. I would have thought Bailey and Voges would be the first players picked.

  • RyanHarrisGreatCricketer on December 31, 2013, 5:51 GMT

    Australia's best XI: Watson, Maddinson, Shaun Marsh, White, Mitchell Marsh, Smith, Haddin (c), Faulkner, Harris, Cummins, Lyon

    Reserves: Cosgrove, Lynn, Paine, Sean Abbott, Kane Richardson, Jon Holland

  • rickyvoncanterbury on December 31, 2013, 5:17 GMT

    I'll see ya Doherty, Finch and Marsh and raise you a Smith, Lyon and Hughes. having options is great.

  • Sir_Francis on December 31, 2013, 4:54 GMT

    So much for Boof's call to pick the best team. And Ozcricketwriter what is this rubbish about England and quality bowlers in the same sentence? Really? Quality? Broad is quite good. Anderson's record in Australia is appallling. So who did you have in mind as quality?

  • Cricmaths123 on December 31, 2013, 4:53 GMT

    This squad is very good and it can defeat England. My playing 11 would be : 1. Finch 2. Warner 3. Watson 4. Clarke 5. Bailey 6. Maxwell 7. Haddin 8. Faulkner 9. Johnson 10. Pattinson 11. Doherty

  • Jagger on December 31, 2013, 4:32 GMT

    So this ODI series is a pointer to the World Cup. The interesting talking point would be who will be playing in the World Cup 2015.

    Warner, Finch, Clarke, Bailey, Watson, Maxwell, Paine/ Wade, Faulkner, Johnson, Harris, Bird.

    Ensure all pitches are fast, bouncy, and not one pitch spins off the square outside of New Zealand.

  • Ozcricketwriter on December 31, 2013, 4:14 GMT

    I am very glad to see Hughes go. He can't be risked against England, as he is a free wicket against quality bowlers. I am not convinced that Shaun Marsh is a good bet though as surely Adam Voges is more reliable. I am sure that Pattinson is coming back with one eye on South Africa. With that in mind, I am a little surprised that Jackson Bird and Mitchell Starc have missed out.

  • cricketsubh on December 31, 2013, 4:12 GMT

    Great squad but I think White should be pick in the odi squad .my 1st odi team 1.warner 2.marsh.3.watson.4.clarke.5.berly.6.maxwell/Faulkner.7.haddin.8.doherty.9.mckay.10.johnson.11.pattinson.i think dropping voges is a right move u need to pick young players for the future voges cannot play for another 5 years.

  • on December 31, 2013, 4:03 GMT

    Strong Aussie ODI side. I reckon they will win 5-0, weather permitting. My first 11 would be Warner, Finch, Watson, Clarke, Bailey, Maxwell, Haddin, Faulkner, Johnson, Pattinson, Doherty. I feel Pattinson has more pace than Mackay or Coulter-Nile and England are already feeling threatened by Johnson's blistering pace. Go Aussies Go

  • Gordo85 on December 31, 2013, 4:02 GMT

    This is flat out shocking good old Callum Ferguson gets dropped for no real good reason. He didn't even have a go in the ODI team last time they played and is in good form at the moment but I guess it doesn't count for anything. I am fearful he may as well retire now. I think Bailey should be at three and then Callum Ferguson number four or whatever since Clarke is in the team. You are a great Cricketer Callum Ferguson and so is Mark Cosgrove yet you both get overlooked all the time. This is part of the reason I don't follow Australia anymore. It is good to see though in this squad not too many NSW players. But how Xavier Doherty gets selected is beyond me.

  • c3vzn on December 31, 2013, 4:01 GMT

    Why did Ferguson get dropped? He didn't even play a game in India and his international record is great. Very unfair selection.

  • on December 31, 2013, 3:45 GMT

    Rest Johnson. Let him play the tests in South Africa.

  • JasonG_123 on December 31, 2013, 3:45 GMT

    Can't understand why Marsh is included ahead of Hughes and Voges, who have performed well in ODIs in the last year.

  • YL89 on December 31, 2013, 3:43 GMT

    Harsh decision to drop Voges and Hughes considering their excellent performances in the one day side over the past year and both being in great form domestically. Understandable bringing in Warner for Hughes though considering how he's played this summer. Voges very unlucky.

  • on December 31, 2013, 3:43 GMT

    Pretty much the best team. But its very harsh to drop Voges though - don't know that S Marsh has done enough to displace him based on Voges batting in 2013.

    Plus its really puzzling again what the selectors see in Doherty. Steve O'Keefe is much better all-round spin option for limited over cricket.

  • on December 31, 2013, 3:32 GMT

    It's not a bad squad but how Voges got dropped and Steve O'Keefe is not a better all round player than Doherty then I will eat my hat... keep Voges and rest Watson for South Africa. If I was Watson I would retire from the shorter parts of the game and concentrate on building on his improving Test standards....They should also put Maddinson in for one or two matches as well...

  • muthukumar.velusamy on December 31, 2013, 3:23 GMT

    Phil Hughes very unlucky. Axed from Test XI & now out of ODI team. Promising Youngster for next decade.

  • on December 31, 2013, 3:21 GMT

    Excited to see this squad on display, A perfect Aussie squad with the mix of total aggression and intent. Won't be shocked if all their scores go past 400 ;)

    With DA Warner and Finch at the top, Propelled by Shaun Marsh and (in form)Watson, M Clarke and Haddin for quick rescue (If needed) and Bailey and Maxwell/Faulkner to Finish in style this could turn into a lethal 20-20 game played for 50 overs :)

    and Don't forget the Searing pacers who could send the opposition batsman's stumps for a walk in the park.

  • AidanFX on December 31, 2013, 3:19 GMT

    So tell me why has Hughes been axed and Marsh elevated. Tell me on what grounds please.

  • Cantbowlcantbat on December 31, 2013, 3:18 GMT

    Something strange is going on with Hughes. He's made plenty of 1st class runs and has a good ODI record, but has been left out of the Test squad and now misses out on the ODI squad. He's either pissed off someone with clout or his repeated Test failures in the past have made the selectors discount him as a future player in both forms of the game. For the Tests, I'd replace Bailey with Watson at 6 and give Hughes another (final) chance at 3.

  • thiruven on December 31, 2013, 3:15 GMT

    Hughes is unlucky to miss out. The same goes for Cutting, Lynn, White and David Hussey. But the depth of the current pool of talent is enormous; a nic headache to have. Good Luck.

  • Biggus on December 31, 2013, 3:03 GMT

    Good news. Would be very handy to take him to SA, but given the exemplary performance of our quicks in this Ashes you'd have to reckon he'll need an injury to be selected in the tests. I'd expect him to be the leader of the attack in a couple of years since I don't expect MJ to remain as consistent as he's been recently and Ryan Harris is on borrowed time because of his bung knee, but the current triumvirate have earned their spots for now.

  • on December 31, 2013, 3:01 GMT

    So the current ryobi cup winners have no players in this squad. I guess if you are from queensland you have no hope.

  • Jeeves_ on December 31, 2013, 2:58 GMT

    Interesting selections. Voges is unlucky. Looks like a strong group of players. Who is next in line to Brad Haddin?

  • Mervo on December 31, 2013, 2:56 GMT

    Some strange selections. Why drop Voges - one of the smartest and most reliable batsmen around? And give Johnson a rest before SA. The ODIs are not that important. Bailey is never going to be a Test bat and his slogging technique is suited to flat tracks in the ODIs. Hughes ... well he is an enigma. A good eye but not the nous to go with it.

  • dunger.bob on December 31, 2013, 2:54 GMT

    Looks a solid squad to me. No complaints.

  • Marcio on December 31, 2013, 2:52 GMT

    Hughes is unlucky. He's a wonderful 50 over player. But he has to play as an opener, and Warner and Finch are guns - although both need to be more consistent. Voges is really only useful when Clarke is not there, and even then on tricky tracks where accumulators flourish. He just cannot hit boundaries. He was useless in India recently for that reason. Pattinson is NOT a particularly good short format bowler. He lacks the variety necessary. However he is clearly there to get him ready for test cricket, so I am not against his selection.

  • Pete_AU on December 31, 2013, 2:26 GMT

    My goodness. What has Phil Hughes done? Runs galore in the Shield. Has he offended a selector? Maybe he should go and try and qualify for England.

    Cameron White could also feel aggrieved. He is certainly in form in the Shield and made a ton of runs in the Ryobi Cup, and while he has been around for an age is by no means past it. Got to be a better option than Glenn 'I'm the X-Factor' Maxwell.

  • Micky.Panda on December 31, 2013, 2:26 GMT

    Don't understand the Marsh selection at all. Voges has a higher batting average and higher strike rates in both ODI and T20 and has been in good form. If Marsh makes a big score, its likely to be in a loss as his run rate at 77 is not good. Not as slow as Jaques Kallis but almost. Marsh seems like a selfish batsman. Hopefully Marsh will be 12th man. I reckon they should have selected Lynn (in great form) and Cutting. Cutting is a great bowling all rounder type. Can't understand why Cutting is never given a chance.

  • Moppa on December 31, 2013, 2:23 GMT

    Ridiculous to select Pattinson for this series. He'd be better off playing for Dandenong, bowling nice long spells at 90% intensity with a red ball and working back into it. Both Big Bash and ODIs demand bowlers bowl short, intense spells to keep the batsmen under pressure - ideal for cultivating injuries in a young quick. In any case, his limited overs record is not great. That's two strange selections in a row after Doolan being preferred to Hughes for the Sydney Test squad.

  • on December 31, 2013, 2:13 GMT

    where is mitchell starc ?????

  • oldAndWise on December 31, 2013, 2:03 GMT

    That is a strong team on paper. Can't wait to see how they match up against the saffers. If I have to pick one weakness, that seems to be in the spin department. But I do think that Warner, Finch and Bailey will do some damage. Australia is certainly on the rebound.

  • class9ryan on December 31, 2013, 2:01 GMT

    This is interesting squad, if take Doherty into the team except Johnson who bowls serious pace in the 11. Does that mean Clarke will have to pick 4 seamers / remove McKay or Faulkner / a specialist batsman taking Faulkner all as a batting all rounder to draw pace into the side

  • on December 31, 2013, 1:57 GMT

    In India I thought aus were a fast bowler short, I was hoping siddle or coulter nile played, Pattinson might be ok, I also felt okeefe or Lyon would be better as number one spinner, Hughes is unlucky but there's such strong top order competition at the moment.

  • on December 31, 2013, 1:54 GMT

    this is very strong team selected by aussies. It will be extremely hard for england to beat this time at home. i hope that maxwel just start playing long innings as he has great talent and he is great timer of the ball.

  • Unifex on December 31, 2013, 1:42 GMT

    I thinkVoges is especially unlucky. He played very well last season and is being replaced by Marsh, whose temperament must be under a major question mark. Vosges showed calmness and fight, both of which Marsh is yet to demonstrate in serious international cricket. Age, perhaps?

  • on December 31, 2013, 1:32 GMT

    poor phiilip hughes

  • rickyvoncanterbury on December 31, 2013, 1:25 GMT

    The grass just seems greener after an ashes victory, but geeze that squad looks strong.

  • on December 31, 2013, 1:05 GMT

    I have Hughes in my side instead of Marsh, also have Duchy Holland after really impressing in the Ryobi cup. For me im playing Cutting as a bowling allrounder. probably the best lower order striker in Australia although this season his bowling has been below his best

  • jeauxx on December 31, 2013, 0:55 GMT

    Fair squad but I think it's about time the selectors bring Steve Smith into the one day fold. There is an excess of top order batsmen with Finch and Marsh both in the side, and if Clarke's back gives out there will be a big hole in the middle order that Smith's inventive and confident brand of batting could do well to fill. Plus he is an energetic fielder and provides an extra option with the ball where Clarke no longer can.

    It's in the interests of Australian cricket that Smith is developed into a leading character and being a part of the one-day team could be a significant part of that initiative.

  • cccrider on December 31, 2013, 0:43 GMT

    Save Clarke for tests. ODI's don't matter.

  • derpherp on December 31, 2013, 0:41 GMT

    Aaron Finch....seriously? WHY?

  • trenta01 on December 31, 2013, 0:37 GMT

    Can anyone explain the logic behind Marsh being infront of Voges or Hughes. I thought Australian selection had changed but obviously not in the ODI games, Marsh has been given more lives than a cat and has been yet to prove form or fitness.

  • bobagorof on December 31, 2013, 0:27 GMT

    Shaun Marsh is not a 'prospect' any more. He debuted 6 years ago and is over 30. His abilities (and failings) should be well known by now. He has a good record from 41 ODIs but to call him a 'prospect' implies that he will develop further - which at this stage in his career is unlikely. The best development for him would be to focus on being more consistent so he can cement his place in the side.

  • drfarnsworth on December 31, 2013, 0:21 GMT

    I understand that Hughes struggled a bit in the ODI series against India, but how can they drop Voges? White should have been included. And they are rushing Pattinson back too soon, he should play the rest of the BBL then any Shield matches to prepare him for the South African Tests. No one wants him to get injured again.

  • Mitty2 on December 31, 2013, 0:08 GMT

    Jeez hughes not having a good past two days. Ignored for the much lesser averaging-less-than-40-in-FC Alex Doolan and now being snubbed in a position he made his own last summer. But i guess he can get bogged down - much like Vogues - and he doesn't have the best strike rate. But for Hughes to be dropped for the perenially overrated Shaun Marsh who never has and never will achieve anything significant in international cricket is bad. Really bad. Are we trying to discard our best young batsman in the country (by far I might add)?

    And anyway, how exactly can marsh be in instead of white? White was player of the series in the ryobi cup. Marsh had a good average (worse than White) but he didnt win any games off his bat, he cant bowl and doesnt have the tactical nous and leadership of White. Isnt marsh older as well? Us Vics getting snubbed again ;)

  • blink182alex on December 31, 2013, 0:05 GMT

    Not surprised Warner is back. Was told to go away and score runs in one-day cricket and he did that with 3 tons in the Ryobi. Plus he is the form batsmen of the summer so has to be selected really. But i am surprised Voges has made way for Marsh, Voges has a good record and has been a consistent performer in odi's, whilst Marsh seems to come and go, not convinced by his consistency against top opposition, he'll only play if Watson is injured.

    Pato might play but there is no need to rush him back in international action. This will be the team: 1. Warner 2. Finch 3. Watson 4. Clarke 5. Bailey 6. Maxwell 7. Haddin 8. Faulkner 9. Johnson 10. McKay 11. Doherty

  • Chris_P on December 30, 2013, 23:57 GMT

    I guess it's as good as any side that could have been selected, although personally I would've had White ahead of Marsh, given Pup & Haddin a rest but everyone will have their own personal choices. Probably would have given MJ a rest as well, although that could still happen during the series. Good to see Pattinson back, he needs as much cricket as possible. Seems like Ryobi Cup form was taken into account as well.

  • ScottStevo on December 30, 2013, 23:46 GMT

    Feel bad for all those dropped, in particular Hughes and Ferguson. My starting XI has to be Warner, Watson, Marsh, Clarke, Bailey, Maxwell/Finch, Haddin, Faulkner, Johnson, Pattinson, then Doherty. Would prefer to see either SOK or Lyon as the spinner. I don't see why we would change from our test spinner, or at least the next in line for test cricket. I think spinners in particular can learn a lot in ODI cricket - traits like guile, economy, producing under pressure, etc.. Still, it's a strong looking line up. Most likely McKay and Pattinson will be 'rotated' during the series.

  • wix99 on December 30, 2013, 23:45 GMT

    I am sure Shane Watson, Michael Clarke, Brad Haddin and Mitchell Johnson will be rested at some stage of the series creating opportunities for others to break into the squad. I think Phil Hughes is unlucky to miss out. Shaun Marsh and Aaron Finch will need to make the most of their opportunities.

  • on December 30, 2013, 23:34 GMT

    NOT HAPPY JOHN!! How come Qld who are the current domestic 1 day champions have no representatives in the squad

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  • on December 30, 2013, 23:34 GMT

    NOT HAPPY JOHN!! How come Qld who are the current domestic 1 day champions have no representatives in the squad

  • wix99 on December 30, 2013, 23:45 GMT

    I am sure Shane Watson, Michael Clarke, Brad Haddin and Mitchell Johnson will be rested at some stage of the series creating opportunities for others to break into the squad. I think Phil Hughes is unlucky to miss out. Shaun Marsh and Aaron Finch will need to make the most of their opportunities.

  • ScottStevo on December 30, 2013, 23:46 GMT

    Feel bad for all those dropped, in particular Hughes and Ferguson. My starting XI has to be Warner, Watson, Marsh, Clarke, Bailey, Maxwell/Finch, Haddin, Faulkner, Johnson, Pattinson, then Doherty. Would prefer to see either SOK or Lyon as the spinner. I don't see why we would change from our test spinner, or at least the next in line for test cricket. I think spinners in particular can learn a lot in ODI cricket - traits like guile, economy, producing under pressure, etc.. Still, it's a strong looking line up. Most likely McKay and Pattinson will be 'rotated' during the series.

  • Chris_P on December 30, 2013, 23:57 GMT

    I guess it's as good as any side that could have been selected, although personally I would've had White ahead of Marsh, given Pup & Haddin a rest but everyone will have their own personal choices. Probably would have given MJ a rest as well, although that could still happen during the series. Good to see Pattinson back, he needs as much cricket as possible. Seems like Ryobi Cup form was taken into account as well.

  • blink182alex on December 31, 2013, 0:05 GMT

    Not surprised Warner is back. Was told to go away and score runs in one-day cricket and he did that with 3 tons in the Ryobi. Plus he is the form batsmen of the summer so has to be selected really. But i am surprised Voges has made way for Marsh, Voges has a good record and has been a consistent performer in odi's, whilst Marsh seems to come and go, not convinced by his consistency against top opposition, he'll only play if Watson is injured.

    Pato might play but there is no need to rush him back in international action. This will be the team: 1. Warner 2. Finch 3. Watson 4. Clarke 5. Bailey 6. Maxwell 7. Haddin 8. Faulkner 9. Johnson 10. McKay 11. Doherty

  • Mitty2 on December 31, 2013, 0:08 GMT

    Jeez hughes not having a good past two days. Ignored for the much lesser averaging-less-than-40-in-FC Alex Doolan and now being snubbed in a position he made his own last summer. But i guess he can get bogged down - much like Vogues - and he doesn't have the best strike rate. But for Hughes to be dropped for the perenially overrated Shaun Marsh who never has and never will achieve anything significant in international cricket is bad. Really bad. Are we trying to discard our best young batsman in the country (by far I might add)?

    And anyway, how exactly can marsh be in instead of white? White was player of the series in the ryobi cup. Marsh had a good average (worse than White) but he didnt win any games off his bat, he cant bowl and doesnt have the tactical nous and leadership of White. Isnt marsh older as well? Us Vics getting snubbed again ;)

  • drfarnsworth on December 31, 2013, 0:21 GMT

    I understand that Hughes struggled a bit in the ODI series against India, but how can they drop Voges? White should have been included. And they are rushing Pattinson back too soon, he should play the rest of the BBL then any Shield matches to prepare him for the South African Tests. No one wants him to get injured again.

  • bobagorof on December 31, 2013, 0:27 GMT

    Shaun Marsh is not a 'prospect' any more. He debuted 6 years ago and is over 30. His abilities (and failings) should be well known by now. He has a good record from 41 ODIs but to call him a 'prospect' implies that he will develop further - which at this stage in his career is unlikely. The best development for him would be to focus on being more consistent so he can cement his place in the side.

  • trenta01 on December 31, 2013, 0:37 GMT

    Can anyone explain the logic behind Marsh being infront of Voges or Hughes. I thought Australian selection had changed but obviously not in the ODI games, Marsh has been given more lives than a cat and has been yet to prove form or fitness.

  • derpherp on December 31, 2013, 0:41 GMT

    Aaron Finch....seriously? WHY?