Haddin in, Warner out for India tour

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Skipper Clarke was picked “subject to fitness”

Michael Clarkephoto: AP
Michael Clarkephoto: AP

Veteran wicketkeeper Brad Haddin was on Thursday recalled to Australia’s one-day squad to play India but troubled batsman David Warner and spinner Fawad Ahmed missed out.

Captain Michael Clarke was also among the 14 players selected for the seven-game series in India from Oct 11.

Whether Clarke makes the trip or not depends on treatment for his chronic back problem, with national selector John Inverarity making clear he was picked “subject to fitness.”

Haddin was the surprise inclusion, winning his place on the back of a lean England one-day series by alternative keeper Matthew Wade.

Haddin, 35, was drafted back into the Test side in place of Wade for the recent Ashes series against England to serve as Clarke’s vice-captain. The glaring omission for India was the dynamic Warner, who missed the first two Ashes Tests after being suspended in the run-up to the series for punching England’s Joe Root in a Birmingham bar following Australia’s Champions Trophy defeat to their arch-rivals.

He was then dropped for the one-day matches against England.AFP



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