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Harris, Starc out of Australia ODI squad for WI

February 29, 2012 10:41 IST

Quick bowlers Ryan Harris and Mitchell Starc were left out of Australia's one-day squad for next month's tour of the West Indies on Wednesday.

Harris was dropped from the squad for the remaining matches in the one-day Tri-series against Sri Lanka and India on Tuesday but is expected to be included in the squad for April's three tests.

Starc, who took just five wickets in five one-dayers in the Tri-series, will not be part of the squad but will travel with them to gain "further development opportunity and spend valuable time around the Australian squad", chief selector John Inverarity said in a news release.

Brad Haddin returns to the squad after being dropped for the Tri-series but has already been informed that Matt Wade will be first choice wicketkeeper in limited overs internationals.

Twenty20 skipper George Bailey, who has not played one-day or test cricket for his country, has also been included in the one-day squad.

Australia will play five one-day internationals in the Caribbean between March 16 and 25 as well as Twenty20 internationals on March 27 and 30.

Test matches in Bridgetown, Port of Spain and Guyana follow in April.

Squad: Michael Clarke (captain), Shane Watson, George Bailey, Dan Christian, Xavier Doherty, Peter Forrest, Brad Haddin, Ben Hilfenhaus, David Hussey, Michael Hussey, Brett Lee, Nathan Lyon, Clint McKay, James Pattinson, Matthew Wade, David Warner.

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