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Cutting added to ODI squad

UPDATED 12 February, 2013 3:57PM AEST | by Omnisport 19

Australia have announced a 13-man squad for the final ODI against Sri Lanka in Hobart with fast bowler Ben Cutting added to the side.

The 25-year-old comes into the squad after his two-wicket performance helped the Brisbane Heat win the Big Bash League final over the Perth Scorchers at the WACA on Saturday night.

Aside from the inclusion of Cutting, selectors have decided to stick with the same group of players who featured in the previous two ODIs, including the disastrous third ODI in Brisbane and Sunday's abandoned match at the SCG.

Jackson Bird, who was brought in as cover for the Sydney match but did not play, will not be on the plane to Hobart.

Cutting made his one-day international debut against Sri Lanka in Adelaide earlier this month, taking 1-42 and scoring 27 runs in Sri Lanka's eight-wicket victory.

The fast bowler, who was named as 12th man for the 2011 Brisbane Test against New Zealand, has averaged 48.20 with the ball for the Queensland Bulls this season in the Ryobi Cup, taking five wickets in four games after struggling with a groin injury in the latter stages of 2012.

Michael Clarke (capt), George Bailey, Ben Cutting, Xavier Doherty, Moises Henriques, Phillip Hughes, David Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Glenn Maxwell, Clint McKay, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade, David Warner.

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First Posted 21 January, 2013 12:53PM AEST

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