Sydney, Feb.11 (ANI): Promising New South Wales all-rounder Moises Henriques is set to make his international debut after being named in Australia's squad for Sunday's Twenty20 clash with New Zealand.
Henriques, 22, is the only new face in the 13-man squad, to be captained by Michael Clarke in the absence of Ponting who has been rested along with Mike Hussey.
Swashbuckling Blues opener David Warner, who was axed from Australia's one-day side, has also been recalled.
"This ... provides a wonderful opportunity for Moises Henriques. The National Selection Panel regards Moises as an exciting young player with the all-round ability to play a role in the World Twenty20 (championships)," Fox Sports quoted the chairman of selectors, Andrew Hilditch, as saying.
"We recently included him in the PM's XI match against New Zealand where he played exceptionally well and, we are hoping this opportunity will help him to continue his development," he added.
"David Warner also returns to the Australian squad for this Twenty20 match. While David was disappointed to be dropped from the one-day squad, we regard him as an exciting young player who definitely remains in our thoughts for the World Twenty20," Hilditch said.
The Australian team is as follows: Michael Clarke (c), Brad Haddin (vc), Nathan Bracken, Callum Ferguson, Moises Henriques, Ben Hilfenhaus, James Hopes, David Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Peter Siddle, Adam Voges, David Warner, Cameron White. (ANI)