14 Jan 2013

Four players back for Australian cricket team

4:28 pm on 14 January 2013

The Australian cricket selectors have recalled four players including New South Wales allrounder Moises Henriques to their squad for the third and fourth one-day internationals against Sri Lanka.

Skipper Michael Clarke, opener David Warner and wicketkeeper Matthew Wade also return to the squad after being rested from the opening two matches.

Game three is on Friday in Brisbane.

Australia chairman of selectors John Inverarity says 25-year-old Henriques, who has played two previous ODI matches, provides an extra seam-bowling option to the side.

Top-order batsmen Usman Khawaja and Aaron Finch and middle-order batsman Steve Smith have been dropped along with seam bowler Ben Cutting and wicketkeeper Brad Haddin, who was a back-up for Wade and has now suffered a hamstring injury.

The five-match series has been levelled at one-all after Sri Lanka's win in Adelaide last night.