Ponting, Watson rested from ODI series against India

Australian captain Ricky Ponting, Mitchell Johnson and Shane Watson have been rested from the 14-member squad for the ODI series against India.

updated: October 06, 2010 06:50 IST
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With a packed international schedule awaiting them in the next few months, Australian captain Ricky Ponting, pacer Mitchell Johnson and all-rounder Shane Watson were on Tuesday rested from the 14-member squad for the one-day series against India starting October 17.

"Player workload management is particularly important over the course of the next seven months as we prepare a squad to defend the World Cup in India and the subcontinent and to win the Ashes back from England," Australia's National Selection Panel Chairman Andrew Hilditch said in a statement.

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