The Ashes: Fawad Ahmed called up to Australia's limited overs squad

Last Updated: 15/08/13 6:49pm

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Fawad Ahmed: Called up to the limited overs squad

Fawad Ahmed: Called up to the limited overs squad

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Australia have named Fawad Ahmed in their 18-man squad for the one-day and Twenty20 series in England and Scotland

Ahmed was only granted citizenship in July, having previously played 10 first-class matches in his native Pakistan before seeking asylum in Australia in 2010.

The spinner, though, has been included in the limited overs side after impressing on the Australia A tour of Zimbabwe and South Africa.

"Fawad has been a consistent wicket-taker on the Australia A tour of Zimbabwe and South Africa," said national selector John Inverarity.

"He is a mature and very good leg-spin bowler and the national selection panel is keen to see how he fares in international competition."

Michael Clarke will skipper the side, while Shane Watson and Steve Smith are the only other players from the side that lost the fourth Test included in the squad.

Australia will play two Twenty20 games and five ODIs against England, while they will also take on Scotland in a one-day game in Edinburgh.

Australia ODI squad: Michael Clarke (capt), George Bailey, Fawad Ahmed, Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Josh Hazelwood, Phil Hughes, Mitchell Johnson, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Clint McKay, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Adam Voges, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Shane Watson.

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