April 22, 2009

Pakistan vs Australia 1st ODI 2009: Australia Squad including Andrew Symonds

Andrew Symonds was in injury long time. Most probably, he did not take parts in home series when South Africa visited them even the series against New Zealand. Just before the Pakistan series Australia visited South Africa for a long tour when they played Test, one-day international and Twenty20 series, Symonds was not with the other teammates. But, he will be appeared in the ongoing tour against Pakistan in UAE. Australia has announced the probable squad of 11 men for the 1st ODI that will be held in Dubai Sports City Cricket Stadium.


Australia (probable) 1 Shaun Marsh, 2 Shane Watson, 3 Brad Haddin (wk), 4 Michael Clarke (capt), 5 Andrew Symonds, 6 David Hussey, 7 Callum Ferguson, 8 Nathan Hauritz, 9 Stuart Clark, 10 Nathan Bracken, 11 Ben Laughlin.


I think everyone will be astonished to see the squad where Ricky Ponting’s name has been wiped up. The main cause is that Australia captain Ricky Ponting along with the batsman Mike Hussey and allrounder Mitchell Johnson will not appear in the ongoing one-day series and a single twenty20 match because of security concerns. May be Brett Lee is taking parts in the ongoing most anticipated Indian Premier League in South Africa.