Fawad Ahmed's Ashes hopes rise with ODI selection

Elsewhere, batsmen Steve Smith, Aaron Finch and Shaun Marsh were included in the squad, along with paceman Josh Hazlewood. Smith replaces Mitchell Marsh.

updated: August 15, 2013 11:47 IST
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Sydney: Pakistan-born leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed is in the frame for an Ashes berth after he was included Thursday in the Australia squad for the one-day international and Twenty20 series against England.

Ahmed, 31, a former refugee who became an Australian citizen last month, replaces Xavier Doherty, who played in the ICC Champions Trophy in England last June.

Chief selector John Inverarity said Ahmed was in the mix for a call-up during the home summer Ashes series against England starting in November.

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