Australia to rest Michael Clarke, Brad Haddin and David Warner for Perth one-dayer
Australia have decided to rest Michael Clarke, Brad Haddin and David Warner for the fourth ODI against England.
Last Updated: 19/01/14 6:42pm
The selectors have decided to take advantage of their early series victory by giving some of their key players a break ahead of the tour to South Africa next month.
Australia lead the five-match series 3-0 after cruising to a seven-wicket win over England in the third ODI in Sydney on Sunday.
Skipper Clarke will rejoin the squad for the final match of the series in Adelaide, when all-rounder Shane Watson will also be available again following his breather.
Victoria wicketkeeper-batsman Matthew Wade has been drafted into the squad to replace Haddin, who will also sit out the Adelaide contest along with opening batsman Warner.
All-rounder Steve Smith has also been called up and is likely to replace Clarke in the middle-order at the WACA, where George Bailey will captain the team with paceman Mitchell Johnson appointed as vice-captain.
Australia squad for 4th ODI: Bailey (capt), Johnson (vice-capt), Finch, Marsh, Wade, Smith, Maxwell, Christian, Faulkner, Coulter-Nile, Pattinson, Doherty, McKay.
Watch the fourth one-day international between Australia and England on Friday January 24th from 3am on Sky Sports 2.