Australia drop White from ODI side for Sri Lanka tour

SYDNEY, (Reuters) – Australia have omitted Cameron  White from their one-day squad for next month’s tour of Sri  Lanka but retained the 27-year-old batsman as captain of their  Twenty20 side.

White, who had a poor World Cup with the bat and was dropped  during Australia’s one-day series in Bangladesh, was replaced by  Shaun Marsh in the squad named on Wednesday.

“Cameron White is unlucky to be omitted from the one-day  squad having been a regular and successful member of the squad  for the last few series,” Australia’s chairman of selectors  Andrew Hilditch said in a statement.

“Cameron lost his position in the side during the recent  one-day tour of Bangladesh but the NSP (National Selection  Panel) is confident that he will force his way back into the  team through weight of runs.”

Doug Bollinger was recalled to the Michael Clarke-led  one-day side with fellow paceman Shaun Tait opting out of  50-over cricket following Australia’s quarter-final exit from  the World Cup in the subcontinent.

Former test and one-day skipper Ricky Ponting and veteran  batsman Mike Hussey have retained their places in the one-day  side, while fast bowler Brett Lee keeps his spot in the Twenty20  side.

Australia will play two Twenty20 matches, five one day  internationals and three tests during the seven-week tour of Sri  Lanka.

The test team would be named later in July, Cricket  Australia said.

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