With Tim Paine ruled out due to a broken finger, Australia on Thursday included rookie wicket-keeper Graham Manou in their squad for the remaining five matches of the ongoing seven-ODI cricket series against India.
“Cricket Australia’s National Selection Panel today announced South Australian captain Graham Manou as the replacement on the VB Tour of India for Tim Paine,” CA said in a statement here.
The 30-year-old Manou’s ODI debut, set for October 31 in New Delhi, is a result of Paine fracturing his right hand ring finger during yesterday’s second one-dayer against India in Nagpur which Australia lost by 99 runs.
“Tim Paine has a fractured finger from the game last night and is unable to take any further part in the series. He will return to Australia as soon as the replacement arrives in India,” NSP Chairman Andrew Hilditch said.
“Graham Manou is travelling to India tonight and will be available for selection for the next game,” he added.
Manou made his Test debut during the Ashes series against England this summer. Hilditch said Manou has been rewarded for his consistent performance in the domestic circuit.