Peter George and Bollinger named for Pak series

Published: Monday, July 5, 2010, 17:25 [IST]
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Peter, Bollinger  in Oz pace attack

Sydney: Australia have drafted in pace duo of Dough Bollinger and Peter George for their test and t20 squad against the Pakistan side scheduled to be played in England.

Australia will be without Ryan Harris who suffered a knee injury in the fifth and final one-day international against England at Lord's on Saturday, which Australia won by 42 runs to reduce the hosts' winning series margin to 3-2.

Peter George, 23, who plays for South Australia had impressed in the domestic season but has yet to make an international debut.

Australia's chairman of selectors, Andrew Hilditch, said in a Cricket Australia statement issued Monday: "Peter George had an excellent (Sheffield) Shield season last year and was called up to the New Zealand tour earlier in the year where he impressed around the squad.

Bollinger was part of the Australian squad who played the ODI series in England and has been retained for the Pakistan series.

Australia arrived on tour without several injured fast bowlers including Mitchell Johnson, Brett Lee, Peter Siddle and Ben Hilfenhaus.

Johnson, however, has since recovered from an elbow infection and is now with the Australia squad.

Australia play the first of two back-to-back T20 internationals against Pakistan at Edgbaston later here on Monday.


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