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Oz not banking on Hayden

Matthew Hayden was on Thursday left out of Australia's 13-man squad for the upcoming T20 Internationals and Commonwealth Bank ODI Series against SA even as speculation continues on his Test future.

cricket Updated: Jan 09, 2009 00:09 IST

Embattled opener Matthew Hayden was on Thursday left out of Australia's 13-man squad for the upcoming Twenty20 Internationals and Commonwealth Bank ODI Series against South Africa even as speculation continues on his Test future.

After being dropped, Hayden is weighing up his cricketing future. "My immediate future is to go back home to my family and the people that love me the most and just enjoy this time, to take guard again, it's been a pretty long last four months," Hayden said. "I am going to take the time to get my mind around what the future does hold. I will take my time and make a good decision going forward," he added.

Twenty20 squad: Ricky Ponting (captain), Michael Hussey (vice-captain), David Hussey, Ben Hilfenhaus, James Hopes, Nathan Bracken, Brad Haddin (wicket keeper), Shaun Marsh, Shaun Tait, David Warner, Ryan Harris, Cameron White, Nathan Hauritz.

One-day squad: Ricky Ponting (captain), Michael Clarke (vice-captain), Brad Haddin (wicket keeper), James Hopes, Nathan Bracken, Shaun Marsh, Michael Hussey, David Hussey, Nathan Hauritz, Ben Hilfenhaus, Cameron White, Shaun Tait, Peter Siddle.

England ODI skipper to be named today

London: England's selectors will meet on Friday to discuss the squad and captain for their one-day and Twenty20 games against West Indies after confirming that Andrew Strass would captain the test team.

Strauss, who took over after Kevin Pietersen resigned on Wednesday, was not included in the initial one-day squad, announced in December.

He captained England in 2006 when Michael Vaughan was injured and led them to a 2-0 series victory against Pakistan. "It is an honour to be named England captain and I am looking forward to the challenges ahead," Strauss said.