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Coulter-Nile and Marsh earn CT spots

Australia have named a largely experienced squad for next month's Champions Trophy, but there are places for Nathan Coulter-Nile and Mitchell Marsh.

Both have been rewarded for strong finishes to the Ryobi Cup season, with Coulter-Nile earning a first 50-over call-up. Twenty-one-year-old Marsh played a solitary ODI during the 2011 tour of South Africa.

Marsh's elder brother Shaun has lost out to Adam Voges for the final batting position in the squad, while Ben Cutting, Steve Smith, Aaron Finch and Moises Henriques have all been axed.

Twenty20 captain George Bailey has been retained and will act as Michael Clarke's deputy, with veteran Brad Haddin - vice-captain for the Ashes tour - not chosen and Matthew Wade the only wicketkeeper named.

James Pattinson and Ryan Harris, considered the spearheads of the Test pace attack, have also not been selected and will instead play red-ball cricket for Australia A to prepare them for the five-day matches against England.

The selectors have backed Mitchell Starc and Clint McKay to shake off their injury troubles ahead of the Champions Trophy.

National selector John Inverarity said: "Mitchell Starc and Clint McKay are recovering well from injury and are meeting targets that should ensure their readiness for the tournament.

"Both players are integral to our plans and along with Mitchell Johnson, form the core of the limited-overs bowling group."

Australia have been drawn to play England, New Zealand and Sri Lanka in the group stages and play their first match against England on June 8 at Edgbaston.

Australia Champions Trophy squad: Michael Clarke (captain), George Bailey (vice-captain), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Xavier Doherty, James Faulkner, Phillip Hughes, Mitchell Johnson, Clint McKay, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Adam Voges, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Shane Watson.

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