Australia annex Holland
Australia have called up Jon Holland for tomorrow’s Commonwealth Bank Series match against Sri Lanka as cover for Xavier Doherty.
Slow left-armer Doherty is suffering with back spasms, meaning Holland may get the opportunity to make his international debut as a like-for-like replacement.
Australia coach Mickey Arthur said: “While Xavier Doherty’s injury is not deemed as being serious, it is important we have capable cover in Sydney for tomorrow’s match.
“Jon has been bowling well for Victoria across all formats in recent weeks and we feel should he be required he will perform with distinction.
“For purposes of clarity, other spinners who are playing in Western Australia, either for WA or New South Wales were not considered, nor was Nathan Lyon, who is recovering from a quad strain picked up in the Test series.”