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Tait to replace injured Hauritz in Oz squad

Melbourne: Australian off-spinner Nathan Hauritz was today ruled out of the remaining three ODIs of a five-match series against England due to a foot injury and the selectors brought in pacer Shaun Tait as his replacement.

"Cricket Australia`s National Selection Panel today advised South Australian fast bowler Shaun Tait will replace Nathan Hauritz in Australia`s squad for the remaining one-day matches of its VB Tour of England," CA said in a statement.

Hauritz will return to Australia to recover from the injury that hampered him during the first two one-day games against England.

Australian physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said: "Nathan Hauritz has developed pain in his left foot during the first two ODI`s against England.

"While the pain was manageable in the first game, it became more severe during the second game. The pain is likely to be related to a previous foot injury and we have decided the best course of action is to withdraw Nathan from the current tour to allow sufficient time for it to recover."

Ryan Harris` will continue to be monitored by CA`s medical staff ahead of the third one-day international against England in Manchester on Sunday.

Harris reported soreness in the groin area following the first one-day game against England in Hampshire.

Tait will travel with the team from Cardiff to Manchester today.

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