Australia squad - 7th ODI
Cameron White (captain)
A powerful, upright batsman whose hitting, especially down the ground, is amongst the most destructive in the one-day game. White captained Australia in the Twenty20 series against England and stands in for the rested Michael Clarke in this game. While White is capable of more than serviceable leg-spin, his bowling days appear to be behind him.
Overlooked in favour of Tim Paine for the Twenty20 series, wicketkeeper Haddin returns to add ballast to Australia’s batting in the 50-over format. He is a technically sound batsman who favours the arc between the bowler and mid-on, and, given his penchant for clearing the infield, is ideally suited to limited-overs cricket.
An attacking right-handed batsman from Western Australia, Voges struck the fastest hundred in Australian domestic history, from 62 balls, in 2004-05. He broke into the senior limited-overs international side in 2007 and was a regular in Australia’s 50-over outfit in 2009-10. He comes into the squad for the last Commonwealth Bank Series one-day international with Clarke and Shane Watson rested.
Ferguson is a classy middle-order batsman who featured in 25 ODIs for Australia in 2009 before slipping back down the pecking order. He played only one ODI in 2010, against Sri Lanka in November, but a batting average of 46 proves he is more than capable of performing at international level. He was called up to replace the injured Shaun Marsh for the sixth ODI in Sydney.
A prolific batsman in Australian and English domestic cricket, David Hussey - the younger brother of Mike, whose series was ended by a hamstring injury - has had to settle for limited-overs recognition only on the international stage. Powerful and versatile in equal measure, the 33-year-old possesses a wealth of experience.
As the leading wicket-taker for Victoria in every form of the game in 2009-10, Hastings’ case for an Australia call-up was compelling. Tall, broad-shouldered and athletic enough to play schoolboy rugby for Australia, he is a seamer by trade but also a more than handy lower-order batsman. He made his ODI debut on the tour of India late last year.
Ridiculed like no other Australia bowler during the Ashes by England’s legions of travelling fans, left-arm pace bowler Johnson continues to mix match-winning potency with the sort of discipline seen on a club ground. Australia clearly believe in him, though, and his problems swinging the ball may count for less in 50-over cricket.
An off-spinner who is not afraid to give the ball flight, Krejza’s only two senior international appearances prior to his call-up for the seventh ODI - in place of the injured Xavier Doherty - were in the Test arena. His Australia debut was remarkable in that he claimed 8-215 in the first innings against India at Nagpur. He took 12 in the match but only managed one in his second Test.
The list of injuries he has suffered is topped only by the number of observers who have written Lee off, but he insists he relishes proving them wrong. Still capable of express pace - if only in shorter bursts these days - England have been on the receiving end of enough Lee bouncers in the past to make them wary once more.
Few could claim Bollinger is not committed to the cause - he pledged to put in 150,000% on his Test debut - but his most noteworthy recent achievements include having hair implants. Another member of Australia’s voluble pace contingent, he made a solitary appearance in the Ashes due in no small part to his poor conditioning.
Tait, the quickest bowler in the world, served a reminder of his potency in England in 2009 following a belated introduction to the NatWest Series. A combination of a low, slingy action and late swing make him especially tough to face, although physical and mental issues have meant his appearances are now only in the limited-overs arena.