Australia dumps Hayden

Australia’s selectors have decided to introduce some new faces during the limited overs series against...

Weapon of mass destruction: Proteas batsman Herschelle Gibbs at the Wanderers cricket ground on 22 October 2008.

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The sides would play two Twenty20 games and five One Day Internationals.

Twenty two-year-old batsman David Warner took the place of Matthew Hayden with <state w:st="on"><place w:st="on"><state u2:st="on"><place u2:st="on">Queensland all-rounder Ryan Harris.

Nathan Bracken made his comeback and will be joined by opening batsman Shaun Marsh, as well as David Hussey.

The Proteas also had a number of faces that were not part of the test squad.

In stand-in were Captain Johan Botha, Herschelle Gibbs, Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Albie Morkel, Lonwabo Tsotsobe and Wayne Parnell.