Watson, Bollinger to be rested for final 2 ODIs against Pak

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London, Jan 27 (ANI): Australia is all set to rest Shane Watson and Doug Bollinger for Friday's ODI against Pakistan after taking an unassailable lead of 3-0.

Watson and Bollinger will be rested for the remaining matches of the ODI series against Pakistan.

Selectors may also decide not to recall Peter Siddle who is still getting over an injury, although he has been named in the squad for Perth on Friday.

Watson and Bollinger have earned their rest, and for Bollinger this can be seen as recognition of his rise in the order of Australian fast bowlers since he made a spot his own on the limited overs tour of India, FOX Sports reports.

Mitchell Johnson will return to play in the two Perth matches while Ryan Harris has retained his place for the rest of the series.

"The National Selection Panel has taken the opportunity to manage the workload of Shane Watson and Doug Bollinger who will return home and not be considered for selection in the last two games against Pakistan," said chairman of selectors Andrew Hilditch.

"Ryan Harris will remain with the squad of 13 after an impressive performance in Adelaide while Mitchell Johnson will also return after having his workload managed for the first three games of this series," he said.

Australian squad for final two matches versus Pakistan: Ricky Ponting (capt), Michael Clarke, Brad Haddin, Ryan Harris, Nathan Hauritz, James Hopes, Michael Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Shaun Marsh, Clint McKay, Peter Siddle, Adam Voges, Cameron White. (ANI)

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