Australia Name Two Squads For Two ODIs Against Pak
Cricket Australia have named two separate 12-man squads for the two opening matches of the one-day international series with Pakistan, with Mitchell Johnson being rested.
Ricky Ponting will lead the team in both matches to be played at the Gabba on January 22, at the Sydney Cricket Ground on January 24.
Selectors opted to give fast bowler Johnson a break on the back of his heavy workload through back-to-back three-match Test series against West Indies and Pakistan.
Queensland all-rounder James Hopes was named to play in the opening game on his home ground with Western Australia's Adam Voges coming into the squad for the second match.
Team for first match: Ricky Ponting (captain), Michael Clarke (vc), Doug Bollinger, Brad Haddin, Nathan Hauritz, James Hopes, Mike Hussey, Shaun Marsh, Clint McKay, Peter Siddle, Shane Watson, Cameron White.
Team for second match: Ricky Ponting (c), Michael Clarke (vc), Doug Bollinger, Brad Haddin, Nathan Hauritz, Mike Hussey, Shaun Marsh, Clint McKay, Peter Siddle, Adam Voges, Shane Watson, Cameron White.