Australia name ODI, T20 teams for NZ tour

SYDNEY: Australian squad has been announced to play the series of One-day Internationals and Twenty20 matches on the upcoming tour of New Zealand.

Spinner Nathan Hauritz has been included in Australia''s 15-man Twenty20 squad.

As well as Hauritz, the Twenty20 group to face the Black Caps later this month is made up by the squad named on Wednesday for the upcoming two-match series against West Indies, which included Redbacks all-rounder Dan Christian.

The New South Wales off-spinner returns to the shortest form of the game after playing three matches last year in England.

The two-game series against New Zealand - following Sunday and Tuesday''s matches against the Windies - will be Australia''s final matches before the ICC World Twenty20 in the Caribbean.

The one-day squad, meanwhile, named a day before Australia look to beat West Indies at the MCG to wrap up a 4-0 win in the five-match series, includes the majority of the players who have secured so much success in the limited-overs arena in the past six months.

To be captained by Ricky Ponting, it includes batsmen Michael Clarke, Mike Hussey, Cameron White, Shaun Marsh and Adam Voges, all-rounders Shane Watson and James Hopes, wicketkeeper Brad Haddin and bowlers Doug Bollinger, Mitchell Johnson, Ryan Harris, Clint McKay and Hauritz.

Twenty20 squad: Michael Clarke (captain), Cameron White (vice-captain), Travis Birt, Daniel Christian, Brad Haddin, Ryan Harris, Nathan Hauritz, David Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Shaun Marsh, Dirk Nannes, Steven Smith, Shaun Tait, David Warner, Shane Watson.

One-day international squad: Ricky Ponting (captain), Michael Clarke (vice-captain), Doug Bollinger, Brad Haddin, Nathan Hauritz, Ryan Harris, James Hopes, Mike Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Shaun Marsh, Clint McKay, Adam Voges, Shane Watson, Cameron White.