Hastings joins Australia squad for 2nd ODI vs. India
PERTH, Australia (AP) Allrounder John Hastings will replace Mitch Marsh in Australia's squad for the second one-day cricket international against India in Brisbane on Friday.
Marsh was due to play in the first match against India on Tuesday and will be rested for the second before rejoining the squad for the third match at Melbourne.
Marsh has played in all six of Australia's home tests this season against New Zealand and the West Indies, and Rod March, the chairman of selectors, said ''we are conscious of managing his workload and his travel, especially with so much cricket to come during the rest of this summer and beyond.''
Marsh said Hastings was ''a high-quality replacement'' who has been in excellent form for the Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League.