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Cricket: Justin Langer recalled to the Australian Test team

The left-hander Justin Langer has been recalled to the Australian Test team after a three-year absence having scored an unbeaten 274 for Western Australia in their Sheffield Shield match at the weekend. Selectors also opted for the Queensland opener Matthew Hayden to replace the injured Matthew Elliott for the third Test against the West Indies, which starts on Boxing Day in Melbourne.

AUSTRALIA SQUAD (Third Test v West Indies, starting Thursday, Melbourne): M A Taylor (capt), M L Hayden, M E Waugh, S R Waugh, J L Langer, M G Bevan, G S Blewett, I A Healy (wkt), S K Warne, P R Reiffel, J N Gillespie, G D McGrath.