Australia to rest Michael Clarke, Brad Haddin and David Warner for Perth one-dayer
Last Updated: 19/01/14 6:42pm
Michael Clarke praised his team all round performance as they beat England by seven wickets, claiming the series in the process.
Australia have decided to rest Michael Clarke, Brad Haddin and David Warner for the fourth one-day international against England in Perth on Friday.
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.