Australia unchanged for final

Ricky Ponting announced, during his pre-match press conference today, that Australia will select the same team that beat South Africa last Sunday against Sri Lanka in the VB series final, which is due to start on Friday.

The pace bowling department will be filled by Brett Lee, who has recently become the top-ranked one day international bowler, Stuart Clarke, Nathan Bracken and James Hopes, Australia’s Supersub. However, with these four men keeping their places there will be no room for Brett Dorey and Mick Lewis. Glenn McGrath will also be out of action as he stays with Jane, his cancer-hit wife.

Australia 1 Adam Gilchrist (wk), 2 Simon Katich, 3 Ricky Ponting (capt), 4 Damien Martyn, 5 Andrew Symonds, 6 Michael Clarke, 7 Michael Hussey, 8 Brad Hogg, 9 Brett Lee, 10 Stuart Clark, 11 Nathan Bracken, James Hopes (Supersub).

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