Australia have reacted swiftly to their disappointing loss to India within the opening Test in Nagpur by flying spinner Matt Kuhnemann out to affix the squad for the rest of the tour. Kuhnemann will come into account for a Test debut when the second Test commences in Delhi on Friday, with the left-arm spinner becoming a member of up with the squad to exchange leg-spinner Mitchell Swepson. “Swepson was overlooked for the first Test, which India won by an innings and 132 runs, and will now fly back to Brisbane to be with his pregnant fiance, Jess. With left-arm spinner Ashton Agar also not picked in Nagpur, Kuhnemann is en route to Delhi and could play alongside Nathan Lyon and Todd Murphy if another turning pitch is presented,” Cricket Australia stated in an official assertion.
It opens the door for Kuhnemann to play the second Test as Australia selectors look to re-jig their XI and get again into competition within the four-match Test collection.
Kuhnemann might vie with fellow lefty Ashton Agar for a special spinning choice, whereas selectors are hopeful that veteran left-armer Mitchell Starc and star all-rounder Cameron Green can be match to play.
In-form batter Travis Head is one other participant which may be recalled for the Delhi Test, with the left-hander surprisingly omitted for the opening Test of the collection regardless of run at residence through the current summer time.
While Kuhnemann is but to play a Test for Australia, he did characteristic in 4 ODIs towards Sri Lanka in the midst of final 12 months and managed to select up six wickets.
Australia at the moment lead the ICC World Test Championship standings and have to keep away from a 4-0 whitewash to India to make sure they attain June’s ultimate at The Oval.
Australia squad:Pat Cummins (c), Ashton Agar, Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Peter Handscomb, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Matt Kuhnemann, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Lance Morris, Todd Murphy, Matthew Renshaw, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson and David Warner.
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