Doherty replaces Marsh in Australia’s ODI squad

Doherty's last ODI for Australia came against England in January 2014

Doherty’s last ODI for Australia came against England in January 2014

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Australia have called up spinner Xavier Doherty for the ongoing ODI series against Pakistan as a replacement for all-rounder Mitchell Marsh, who was ruled out due to a hamstring injury.

Marsh is currently undergoing a rehabilitation programme in an attempt to be fully fit for a potential Test debut later this month.

“The team’s medical staff have now confirmed that Mitchell Marsh will not take part in any of the ODI series following his hamstring injury,” national selector Rod Marsh said. “As selectors we have decided to replace him with Xavier for this component of the tour.

“The pitch on Sunday night during the T20 International turned significantly and there is a strong chance we will encounter these conditions during the rest of this Series. As such, we have elected to bring Xavier over to Dubai as an extra spinning option.

“He performed very well for the Hobart Hurricanes in India during the recent Champions League and is an experienced campaigner.”

Doherty arrived in Dubai on Wednesday and will be available for selection for the rest of the series.

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