Australia call up Jon Holland as Doherty cover

Updated: Feb 16, 2012, 18:23 PM IST

Sydney: Uncapped left-arm spinner Jon Holland will join Australia`s squad for Friday`s triangular series match against Sri Lanka as cover for Xavier Doherty who suffered back spasms during practice on Thursday.

"While Xavier Doherty`s injury is not deemed as being serious it is important we have capable cover in Sydney for tomorrow`s match," said coach Mickey Arthur in a Cricket Australia statement.

Doherty`s availability will depend on a pre-match assessment, the statement added.

Bureau Report