Ricky Ponting and Shane Watson back for Sri Lanka ODI series‎

Captain Ricky Ponting and opening batsman Shane Watson were both named in the 15-member Australian squad announced on Tuesday for the ODI series against Sri Lanka next month.

Wicketkeeper Brad Haddin and fast bowler Peter Siddle were also included in the squad after both have recovered from the injuries.

“The squad sees the return of Ricky Ponting and Shane Watson after missing the Indian One-day series and also the return of Brad Haddin from injury,” said NSP Chairman Andrew Hilditch.

David Warner and Callum Ferguson, who were part of the squad for the just-concluded ODI series against India, have been left out.

The opening game will be played on 03 November in Perth, the second match on November 5 in Sydney, followed by the third and final game in Brisbane on November 7.

Australia squad – Ricky Ponting (captain), Michael Clarke (vice-captain), Xavier Doherty, Brad Haddin, John Hastings, Nathan Hauritz, Mike Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Shaun Marsh, Clint McKay, Peter Siddle, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Shane Watson, Cam White.

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