Dizzy gets recall

South Australian quick Jason Gillespie has been recalled to the Australian side for the two-Test Bangladesh tour along with Bulls paceman Mitchell Johnson and NSW opener Phil Jaques.

The trio replaces Justin Langer, Shaun Tait and Michael Kasprowicz, who will return to Australia due to injury.

Langer is suffering concussion from the knock he received from a Makhaya Ntini ball in Australia's first innings in the third Test in South Africa, while Kasprowicz has sustained a back injury.

Tait, who suffered a shoulder injury after the Ashes series last year, has been struck with bad luck again, this time facing a stint on the sidelines with a bulged disc.

Gillespie responded in the best way possible after being displaced in the Test side by Shaun Tait in England, by leading the Pura Cup bowling averages (21.28) on his way to claiming 40 scalps in the domestic competition.

Jaques was a revelation during the summer, making his Test debut in Melbourne and scoring 678 runs at 45.2 in nine matches with NSW in the Pura Cup.

While Johnson was the hero for the Bulls in their recent Pura Cup final win against Victoria, taking 10 wickets on a flat pitch to help steer his side to victory.

Chairman of selectors Trevor Hohns said that given the fact it is a two-Test series in Bangladesh, the decision will give the injured trio the opportunity to recover while also rewarding Johnson, Jaques and Gillespie for their form.

"Our advice was that the players would be definitely unavailable for the first Test and maybe the second too," Hohns.

"Given that it is only a two-Test series, we thought it would be in the best interests of the players concerned to give them a full recovery. We also felt it was important to have a squad in Bangladesh who were all available for the first Test.

"The three players who are coming into the squad have performed very well in domestic cricket and deserve their opportunity to tour."

Australia head into the Bangladesh tour, with the first match starting Sunday, having completed three Test series wins – against the West Indies and South Africa (twice) - since the shock loss to England.

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