27 Aug 2009

Paine set for one-day debut

8:23 am on 27 August 2009

Young Australian wicketkeeper Tim Paine is looking forward to making his one-day international cricket debut against Scotland.

The 24-year-old Tasmanian will take up his position behind the stumps in Edinburgh this weekend as Brad Haddin undergoes surgery on his fractured left ring finger back home.

Paine says he's excited, after being rushed to England before the fifth Ashes Test at The Oval as back-up for Haddin's understudy, Graham Manou - who injured his hand at the end of the third Test.

Haddin ended up playing the final two matches of the series, but has been ruled out of the remainder of Australia's UK tour, which includes two Twenty20 matches against England in Manchester on August 30 and September 1 before seven one-dayers.

Squads: Australia: Michael Clarke (capt), Nathan Bracken, Callum Ferguson, Nathan Hauritz, Ben Hilfenhaus, James Hopes, Mitchell Johnson, Brett Lee, Tim Paine, Peter Siddle, Shane Watson, Cameron White.

Scotland: Gavin Hamilton (capt), Fraser Watts, Qasim Sheikh, Ryan Watson, Neil McCallum, Richie Berrington, Marc Petrie, Majid Haq, Ross Lyons, Gordon Drummond, Gordon Goudie and Dewald Nel.