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Ryan Harris returns to Australia Test squad

Australian fast bowler Ryan Harris was yesterday named in the 12-man squad to take on India in the second Test in Sydney, the only addition to the side which won the series opener in Melbourne.


Ryan Harris

Harris, who has been out with a hip injury, comes into the squad but fellow paceman Mitchell Starc and all-rounder Daniel Christian have been omitted and all-rounder Shane Watson remains sidelined by a calf injury.

National selector John Inverarity said Australia would go into the Sydney game "with confidence and momentum" after their emphatic 122-run victory over the tourists in four days at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

"Ryan Harris has been added to the XI that played in the first Test in Melbourne," Inverarity said. "Ryan has had carefully monitored preparation, which has gone to plan. "Mitchell Starc and Daniel Christian, who were both in squad for the first Test have been omitted but remain very much in our thinking," he added.

Aus squad for second Test: Michael Clarke (captain), Brad Haddin (vice-captain), Ed Cowan, Ryan Harris, 
Ben Hilfenhaus, Michael Hussey, Nathan Lyon, Shaun Marsh, James Pattinson, Ricky Ponting, Peter Siddle, David Warner.

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