Australia recall Moises Henriques, Mitchell Starc for Sri Lanka tour

Fast bowler Mitchell Starc, recovered from a series of foot injuries, and spinner Stephen O`Keefe were also named in the 15-man squad on Tuesday for the matches in Pallekele, Galle and Colombo.

Reuters| Updated: May 24, 2016, 11:57 AM IST
Australia recall Moises Henriques, Mitchell Starc for Sri Lanka tour

Melbourne: Australia all-rounder Moises Henriques is in line for his first test in three years after being named in the squad for their three-match tour of Sri Lanka in July and August.

The 29-year-old seam bowler played the last of his three tests during the ill-fated 2013 tour of India where Australia were whitewashed 4-0 and four players were stood down for a match in the infamous `homework-gate` episode.

Henriques failed to make an impression with the ball during that series but injuries to Peter Siddle and James Pattinson have opened the door for the Madeira-born cricketer to stake another claim on subcontinent wickets.

Fast bowler Mitchell Starc, recovered from a series of foot injuries, and spinner Stephen O`Keefe were also named in the 15-man squad on Tuesday for the matches in Pallekele, Galle and Colombo.

Squad: Steve Smith (capt), David Warner, Joe Burns, Usman Khawaja, Adam Voges, Shaun Marsh, Mitchell Marsh, Moises Henriques, Peter Nevill, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon, Stephen O`Keefe, Jackson Bird, Nathan Coulter-Nile.