Hayden may survive, but changes imminent

December 30th, 2008 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, Dec.30 (ANI): Victorian all-rounder Andrew McDonald and New South Wales left-arm pacer Doug Bollinger are likely to be called up into a squad of 13 for the Sydney Test. McDonald’’s selection follows the return of Shane Watson’’s injury curse and the form and fitness concerns surrounding Andrew Symonds, who has been unable to bowl medium pace in the Boxing Day Test because of an injured knee. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Bollinger is favored to replace Brett Lee, who will miss the remainder of the summer with a stress reaction in his left foot. The left-arm quick is coming off a six-wicket performance to bowl the Blues to a Shield victory over South Australia and has taken 14 wickets in the three matches since he returned from the national tour of India at a cost of 22.14 runs each.
McDonald has 15 wickets and 324 runs for the season. Opener Matthew Hayden is expected to retain his place for the SCG finale amid intense speculation about his future beyond this series against the South Africans. (ANI)

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