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Australia call-up for Faulkner

Australia have called James Faulkner into their squad for the first two one-day internationals against West Indies.

Faulkner - a left-arm pace bowler and useful batsman - replaces Moises Henriques, who has been ruled out after undergoing surgery on his right index finger on Saturday.

Faulkner, 22, plays for Tasmania and he appeared in one T20 international against India last year.

He will join up with the squad on Wednesday after playing for a Prime Minister's XI in Canberra on Tuesday.

The first two ODIs of the five-match series will be played in Perth, starting February 1.