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Pattinson gets Australia call for Bangladesh tour

March 30, 2011 11:52 IST

Fast bowler James Pattinson looks set to make his international debut after being included in the Australia squad for next month's tour of Bangladesh on Wednesday.

The 20-year-old, whose older brother Darren played one test for England in 2008, was brought in as a replacement for Shaun Tait, who retired from one-day internationals on Monday after Australia's exit from the World Cup.

"James is a very exciting young fast bowler and (we) are confident he will have an impact in international cricket," chief selector Andrew Hilditch said.

James PattinsonThe squad for three one-day internationals is captained by Michael Clarke, who was handed the job on Wednesday after Ricky Ponting stood down a day earlier.

Ponting was, as expected, also included in the squad and Xavier Doherty was recalled in place of Jason Krezja as the specialist spinner.

"Xavier was not considered for the World Cup because of a nagging back injury," Hilditch added.

"Jason bowled well in the World Cup, but now Xavier has recovered from injury he deserves to come back into the squad."

Batsman David Hussey was left out as his wife is expecting their first child.

The three matches all take place in Dhaka on April 9, 11 and 13.

Squad:

Michael Clarke (captain), Shane Watson, Xavier Doherty, Callum Ferguson, Brad Haddin, John Hastings, Mike Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Brett Lee, Tim Paine, James Pattinson, Ricky Ponting, Steve Smith, Cameron White.

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