|Melbourne, July 16 (ANI): Cricket Australia has announced the team to tour the United Arab Emirates, with Glenn Maxwell being a surprise selection.
Maxwell has been chosen in the one-day international squad alongside other youngsters Callum Ferguson and James Pattinson.
"The ODI squad has a strong development aspect to it. Shane Watson and Ben Hilfenhaus have not been included and Brett Lee has retired. This will provide development opportunities for others and allow Shane and Ben to complete a more thorough strength and conditioning program before embarking on a very demanding schedule, " chief national selector John Inverarity said.
"The team includes many talented young players; David Warner, Matthew Wade, James Pattinson, Mitchell Starc, Steve Smith, and of particular interest Glenn Maxwell and Callum Ferguson. Glenn Maxwell is a relatively inexperienced player who debuted for Victoria in 50-over and T20 cricket in the 2009-10 season and in the Sheffield Shield the following season," The Herald Sun quoted him, as saying.
"He's a versatile and lively off-spinning all-rounder and brilliant fieldsman that has caught the eye of the NSP. An injury last January somewhat halted his progress but in recent months he has impressed in the IPL and with Hampshire. Glenn will provide another spin bowler option on the slow, low, turning wickets in the UAE."
Former skipper Cameron White comes back into the Twenty20 squad, which also includes veteran Brad Hogg.
One-Day Internationals: Michael Clarke (c), David Warner (vc), George Bailey, Dan Christian, Xavier Doherty, Callum Ferguson, David Hussey, Michael Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Glenn Maxwell, Clint McKay, James Pattinson, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc,
T20 Internationals: George Bailey (c), Shane Watson (vc), Dan Christian, Pat Cummins, Xavier Doherty, Ben Hilfenhaus, Brad Hogg, David Hussey, Michael Hussey, Glenn Maxwell, Clint McKay, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Cameron White. (ANI)