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ICC World T20 2014: Australia include Brad Hogg, Brad Hodge in squad

Hogg will become the oldest player in T20 history if he plays in Bangladesh © Getty Images
Hogg will become the oldest player in T20 history if he plays in Bangladesh © Getty Images

Sydney: February 11, 2014

Evergreen veterans Brad Hogg and Brad Hodge, with a combined age of 82, were on Tuesday called up to the Australian squad for the ICC World T20 2014 in Bangladesh next month.

The sprightly Hogg, 43, has been in top form in the domestic Big Bash League (BBL) with his wrist spin proving hard to handle, while Hodge, 39, has been prolific with the bat for the Melbourne Stars in the same competition.

If he takes the field, Hogg is set to become the oldest player in the history of Twenty20 (T20) as Australia look for their first trophy after four unsuccessful attempts.

Another veteran, wicketkeeper Brad Haddin, 36, is also included for the March 16-April 6 tournament in a 15-man squad skippered by George Bailey and featuring Test stars Mitchell Johnson, David Warner, and Shane Watson.

Hogg effectively drew the curtain on his international career following his final One-Day International (ODI) for Australia at the end of the 2007-08 summer, but he returned to play a handful of T20 games for Australia in 2012.

“Once again he bowled very well for the Perth Scorchers in the BBL and many batsmen found him difficult to read,” said National Selector John Inverarity.

“Despite his age, his enthusiasm and fitness are undiminished.”

Of Hodge, Inverarity added: “Brad Hodge has made a great number of T20 runs on the sub-continent and played many match defining innings there.

“He will provide the squad with a great deal of calm experience and knowledge.”

While the squad has plenty of experience, there was also room for some young guns, including exciting leg-spinner James Muirhead, 20, who was only three years old when Hogg made his Test debut for Australia in India in 1996.

“We have selected a squad that has plenty of experience playing the T20 format in the sub-continent, which augurs well for the challenges of Bangladesh,” Inverarity said.

“We have a group with good depth in power hitting and a range of bowling options.”

Australia get their tournament underway on March 23 against Pakistan at Mirpur, but first head to South Africa for a series of warm-up internationals.

Squad:

Australia: George Bailey (c), Dan Christian, Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Brad Haddin (wk), Brad Hodge, Brad Hogg, Glenn Maxwell, James Muirhead, Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc, David Warner, Shane Watson, Cameron White

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Aug 7, 2014 (15:30 IST)   at Manchester

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Aug 9, 2014 (13:30 IST)   at Harare

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