Doherty: I’ll be in the squad for the third ODI


Australia have added spinner Xavier Doherty to their squad for the final three ODIs against South Africa, the player has revealed, though the rest of the squad has not been announced.

Doherty, who was not part of the side for the first two matches in Perth due to it being a pace wicket, said he was going to be part of the third ODI on Wednesday in Canberra.

Doherty revealed on Sunday: "Given it's more of a spinners' wicket, I think I'll be some sort of chance and given that it's an all-pace attack at the moment.

"I've got an opportunity to really nail my spot for the rest of this series and then, after that, who knows?

"The rewards are starting to pay off. I feel like I've been bowling well over the past couple of months."

Doherty has played 56 ODis for the Aussies since his debut in 201, but averages over 38 with the ball and has not been a regular started. But his form for Tasmania recently seems to have been rewarded.