Australia include Jon Holland in the squad for Sri Lanka ODI

Jon Holland is set to join the Australian squad on Friday morning while Xavier Doherty will be assessed by medical staff prior to the match Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Sydney: Feb 16, 2012

Australia s selectors on Thursday included Victorian spinner Jon Holland into the Australian squad for Friday s CB Series match against Sri Lanka as cover for Xavier Doherty who suffered back spasms during today s training session at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).

Holland is set to join the squad on Friday morning while Doherty will be assessed by medical staff prior to the match before a decision on his availability is made.

“While Xavier Doherty s injury is not deemed as being serious it is important we have capable cover in Sydney. Jon has been bowling well for Victoria across all formats in recent weeks and we feel should he be required he will perform with distinction,” Coach Mickey Arthur was quoted saying by bcci.tv.

“For purposes of clarity, other spinners who are playing in Western Australia, either for WA or New South Wales were not considered, nor was Nathan Lyon who is recovering from a quad strain gained in the Test series.”