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White recalled in Oz ODI squad

Melbourne: Cricket Australia (CA) on Thursday recalled veteran batsman Cameron White for the five-match One-day International (ODI) series against England, starting here on Sunday.

White hasn't played ODI cricket for almost three years but has earned a late call-up, replacing injured Queenslander Chris Lynn, who pulled out with a calf strain. The selectors, led by Trevor Hohns, also decided to rest paceman Josh Hazlewood from the opening ODI while fellow pacer Pat Cummins will skip the second game as Australia look to manage the workload of their fast bowlers ahead of the Test tour of South Africa.
Hazlewood's absence from Sunday's match means one or both of Andrew Tye and Jhye Richardson will make their ODI debut at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Hazlewood will re-join the squad for the second game in Brisbane, which Cummins will miss.
Having played all five Tests in the 4-0 Ashes triumph over England, Hazlewood and Cummins are the first to be given a break, with left-armer Mitchell Starc set to sit out later in the series.
Meanwhile, the 34-year-old White said he was surprised to be back in the squad after several years despite strong performances domestically.
"I was very surprised this morning when Trevor Hohns rang me. Obviously I'm really looking forward to the opportunity and getting in amongst it," White was quoted as saying by
"In the back of my mind I probably never gave up all hope. It's something I've always wanted to do... get back and have another go at it. I'm grateful for the opportunity and it's up to me to make the most of it."

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