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Hilfenhaus replaces Tait in Australia squad for India

SYDNEY, Sep 20 (Reuters) Ben Hilfenhaus will replace injured fast bowler Shaun Tait in Australia's squad for their one-day tour of India, Cricket Australia said.

Hilfenhaus is with Australia's squad at the Twenty20 World Cup in South Africa after being called up as a late replacement when Tait pulled out with an elbow problem.

''Unfortunately, Shaun hasn't recovered in time from his surgery to be able to take part in the upcoming tour to India,'' Australia chairman of selectors Andrew Hilditch said in a statement. ''He is however expected to make a complete recovery in the next few weeks.

''His prime focus now is to prepare with a view towards making himself available for selection in the first test of the summer against Sri Lanka,'' Hilditch added.

Hilfenhaus, 24, has played in one one-day international and one Twenty20 match for Australia.

The Australians are due to fly to India on Sept. 25 and are scheduled to play seven one-day internationals and one Twenty20 match against their hosts.


Story first published: Thursday, September 20, 2007, 10:34 [IST]
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