Williams replaces Gillespie for One-dayers

Updated: Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 12:43 [IST]
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Sydney: Brad Williams replaces injured fast bowler Jason Gillespie in a 14-man Australian squad named on Monday for a One-day series against New Zealand and South Africa. The tournament starts with a day-night match in Melbourne against New Zealand on January 11 and runs to February 10.

The only current Test regular to miss out was opener Justin Langer. The additions to the current Test squad are One-day specialists Michael Bevan, Ian Harvey and Andrew Symonds.

New Zealand is expected to confirm its squad in early January. South Africa has already announced that pace bowler Charl Langeveldt, batsman Jonty Rhodes and all- rounder Justin Kemp will fly in for the series to replace three unnamed players in the Test squad already in Australia.

Gillespie was named in the Australia 'A' team as he tries to get fit for the upcoming tour of South Africa in February. Gillespie had to pull out of the second Test against South Africa in Melbourne with a shoulder injury and he will also miss the third Test against South Africa starting at Sydney on January 2.

If he passes a fitness assessment at the end of the week, he will play in Australia A's two matches against the touring New Zealand and South Africa sides on January 8 and 10.

Australia: Steve Waugh (captain), Adam Gilchrist, Michael Bevan, Andrew Bichel, Ian Harvey, Matthew Hayden, Brett Lee, Damien Martyn, Glenn McGrath, Ricky Ponting, Andrew Symonds, Shane Warne, Mark Waugh and Brad Williams.

Story first published:  Monday, December 31, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
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