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Cullen for Australia
29 Mar 2006
By: Liam Camps


Offspinner Dan Cullen has been included in the one-day squad to tour Bangladesh in April. His is the only new name in the squad which recently lost to South Africa 3-2.

Mick Lewis misses out unsurprisingly, after his much-documented struggles in South Africa fell to the low point of 113 runs from his 10-over spell in the last ODI. The game saw South Africa chase a record total, and is the worst individual showing by a bowler in an ODI.

Chairman of selectors Trevor Hohns indicated the inclusion of Cullen is largely due to the expectation of good conditions for spinners in Bangladesh. Cullen has played 16 List-A one-day matches, in which he has taken 21 wickets at an average of 27.38 with an economy rate of 4.92.

The Test side is unchanged after a series win South Africa.

Australian Test squad
Ricky Ponting (capt), Adam Gilchrist (wk), Matthew Hayden, Justin Langer, Damien Martyn, Michael Hussey, Andrew Symonds, Michael Clarke, Brett Lee, Shane Warne, Stuart MacGill, Shaun Tait, Stuart Clark, Michael Kasprowicz.

Australian ODI squad
Ricky Ponting (capt), Adam Gilchrist (wk), Simon Katich, Shane Watson, Damien Martyn, Michael Hussey, Andrew Symonds, Michael Clarke, Brett Lee, Brad Hogg, Nathan Bracken, Dan Cullen, Stuart Clark, Mitchell Johnson.

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