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Symonds dropped for India tour

September 12, 2008 10:34 IST

All-rounder Andrew Symonds [Images] has been dropped from Australia's [Images] cricket squad for their tour of India and replaced by Queensland team mate Shane Watson.

Symonds was left out of the one-day side for the three-match series with Bangladesh in Darwin earlier this month after he missed a team meeting and went fishing instead.

"Andrew Symonds was stood down for disciplinary reasons in Darwin and is now going through a process...designed to give him time to assess whether he is fully committed to all of the things needed for a cricketer to be a member of the world's number one team," chairman of selectors Andrew Hilditch said in a statement.

Leg-spinner Bryce McGain and off-spinner Jason Krejza have been picked to replace the now retired Stuart MacGill as the frontline spinners on the four-Test tour of the country, whose pitches traditionally favour spin.

Australia: Ricky Ponting [Images] (captain), Michael Clarke [Images] (vice-captain), Doug Bollinger, Stuart Clark, Brad Haddin, Matthew Hayden [Images], Michael Hussey, Phil Jaques, Mitchell Johnson, Simon Katich, Jason Krejza, Brett Lee [Images], Bryce McGain, Peter Siddle, Shane Watson.

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