Australia name limited-overs squads
George Bailey, Brad Haddin and Nathan Lyon have been included in Australia's 15-man one-day international squad to tour West Indies, while Shane Watson returns as vice-captain of the Twenty20 party.
The selectors opted to name virtually the same squad for both formats, with Michael Clarke and Haddin the only exceptions having retired from 20-over cricket.
That means there is no place for several players who have partaken in Australia’s recent T20 outings, including hard-hitting batsman Aaron Finch and veteran spinner Brad Hogg.
"This completes a well-balanced squad and it is anticipated that most players will receive good opportunities to show their worth," said National Selection Panel chairman John Inverarity.
"Shane Watson and Mike Hussey come back into the T20 squad to provide a great deal of experience and power to the batting line-up.”
Inverarity added: "If we were to select our best T20 team to play next week, the top seven in order would be Watson, (David) Warner, Mike Hussey, David Hussey, (George) Bailey, (Matthew) Wade and (Dan) Christian," Inverarity added.
"Hence, there was simply no room on this occasion for Shaun Marsh, Travis Birt and Aaron Finch."
Australia’s limited-overs squad for the tour of West Indies: Michael Clarke (ODIs only, captain), Shane Watson, George Bailey (Twenty20 captain), Dan Christian, Xavier Doherty, Peter Forrest, Brad Haddin (ODIs only), Ben Hilfenhaus, David Hussey, Mike Hussey, Brett Lee, Nathan Lyon, Clint McKay, James Pattinson, Matthew Wade, David Warner.