Ashes 2013: Fawad Ahmed named in Australia's one-day squad

Fawad Ahmed
Fawad Ahmed

Leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed has been named in Australia's 18-man squad for the five-match one-day series with England.

The 31-year-old, who claimed asylum in 2010, was eligible to play in the Test series, which Australia trail 3-0 with only The Oval Test remaining.

Michael Clarke, Phil Hughes, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, David Warner and Shane Watson are also included.

Fawad, who impressed during the recent A tour to southern Africa, replaces left-arm spinner Xavier Doherty.

"Fawad has been a consistent wicket-taker on the Australia A tour of Zimbabwe and South Africa," said national selector John Inverarity.

"He is a mature and very good leg-spin bowler and the national selection panel is keen to see how he fares in international competition."

Test captain Clarke will also captain the one-day side for the tour, which includes two T20 matches against England and a one-day match against Scotland in Edinburgh.

Josh Hazlewood, a fast bowler who made his Australia debut in 2010 as a 19-year-old but has not featured for three years, earns a recall.

"He has been performing impressively with Australia A recently and thoroughly deserves the opportunity," added Inverarity.

Australia squad: Michael Clarke (ODI captain), George Bailey (ODI vice-captain & T20 captain), Fawad Ahmed, Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Johnson, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Clint McKay, Adam Voges, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Shane Watson.