Rookie Victorian spinner included in Oz squad for ODI tour of India

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Melbourne, Oct.9 (ANI): Victorian finger spinner Jon Holland has been included in the Australian cricket squad to play India.

The 22-year-old left-armer has been given an opportunity after playing just six first class games for his state.

Back in the 15-man squad is opening batsman Shaun Marsh, who has recovered from a hamstring injury for the seven-match one-day series which starts later in this month.

South Australian Callum Ferguson has been left out after injuring his knee in the Champions Trophy final against New Zealand.

Ferguson has undergone scans of his knee but the full extent of the damage is still to be determined.

Also out of the one-day squad while they recover from injuries are vice-captain Michael Clarke, Nathan Bracken and first choice wicketkeeper Brad Haddin.

Tim Paine will continue behind the stumps after taking the gloves for the Champions Trophy.

Chairman of selectors Andrew Hilditch said the panel was keen to have a left-arm finger spinner like Holland in the squad, especially in India.

"He's the type of bowler we think can do well in Indian conditions," he said.

Australia: Ricky Ponting (c), Michael Hussey (vc), Doug Bollinger, Nathan Hauritz, Jon Holland, Ben Hilfenhaus, James Hopes, Mitchell Johnson, Brett Lee, Shaun Marsh, Tim Paine, Peter Siddle, Adam Voges, Shane Watson, Cameron White. (ANI)

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