Pacer to stay on as extra option after having gotten used to the conditions
Cricket Australia (CA) on Tuesday advised that the National Selection Panel (NSP) have decided that Alister McDermott will remain in the UAE for the remaining three T20 Internationals against Pakistan on Australia's our of UAE.
Commenting on McDermott's inclusion National Selector John Inverarity said: "The NSP have decided that Alister McDermott will remain in the UAE and be added to Australia's T20 squad for the three T20s on Australia's tour of the UAE. Alister has acclimatised to the conditions and after some tight matches in very hot and humid conditions we feel it is worth keeping him with the group as an extra pace bowling option if required. As well as adding greater flexibility to the squad, we feel the extra exposure and experience around the group will be of great benefit to Alister's development," Inverarity said.