Xavier Doherty replaces injured Mitchell Marsh in Australia ODI squad

Australia have added left-arm spinner Xavier Doherty to their one-day squad as cover for Mitchell Marsh, who will miss the three-match series against Pakistan with a hamstring injury, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Tuesday.

Xavier Doherty replaces injured Mitchell Marsh in Australia ODI squad

Sydney: Australia have added left-arm spinner Xavier Doherty to their one-day squad as cover for Mitchell Marsh, who will miss the three-match series against Pakistan with a hamstring injury, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Tuesday.

Spin played a big part in Sunday`s one-off Twenty20 in Dubai, which Australia won by six wickets, and the CA was quick to add 31-year-old Tasmanian Doherty, who will miss Tuesday`s opener but is available for the second match on Friday.

"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," national selector Rod Marsh said in a CA statement.

"As such, we have elected to bring Xavier over to Dubai as an extra spinning option."