Warner back in ODI squad

Test opener David Warner has been recalled to the Australian one-day squad after starring in the 4-0 Ashes thrashing of England.

Tasmanian trio George Bailey, Xavier Doherty and James Faulkner have also been named in the 14-man squad for the five match series against England.

The left-hander had been left out of the previous Australian limited overs series in India in October and also missed the one day campaign against England that followed the Ashes series in the northern summer.

However, after a spectacular series against Alastair Cook's team, he has won a deserved return.

Warner scored centuries in Brisbane and Perth and tops the series runs list with a haul of 491 at an average of 61.

The 27 year old from Sydney credits a new relationship and a more disciplined approach to training and cricket for his stunning turnaround in form.

Australia will play five one-day matches against England following the fifth Test in Sydney.

Fast bowler James Pattinson, on the comeback trail from injury, was also selected in the squad.

Selector John Iverarity said the national selection panel believes the squad is well balanced and ‘‘can build on the promising form displayed in our most recent limited overs series against England and India’’.

“David Warner has won back his place in the Australia ODI squad with his outstanding recent form, not least in the domestic Ryobi One-Day Cup competition that was held in September and October in Sydney,’’ he said.

“Michael Clarke, Shaun Marsh and James Pattinson have been included after being unavailable through injury for the series against India in October. Phillip Hughes, Adam Voges, Moises Henriques and Callum Ferguson are unlucky to lose their places from the India ODI squad as they have all been in good form. Adam Voges is particularly unlucky as his ODI performances over the past year have been very good. There are three outstanding players in Clarke, Warner and Marsh coming back and we believe their inclusion provides the squad with several batting options.

“Aaron Finch and Shaun Marsh are exciting prospects at the top of the order with the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup only 14 months away. Michael Clarke and Darren Lehmann will be looking for consistent performances from these players and the other batsmen who have the potential to impose themselves strongly on matches.

“James Pattinson has worked hard to get back to full fitness and will be looking to regain his best form. His performances will provide a guide to the NSP when it selects the team for the Test tour to South Africa in February and March.”

ODI squad:  Michael Clarke (c), George Bailey (vc), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Xavier Doherty, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Brad Haddin, Mitchell Johnson, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Clint McKay, James Pattinson, David Warner, Shane Watson.

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