Australia have named a trio of key gamers of their squad to make a return from damage throughout subsequent month’s three-match ODI series in India.
Selectors introduced a powerful 16-player squad for the series on Thursday, with all-rounders Glenn Maxwell (damaged leg) and Mitch Marsh (ankle) set to be joined by pacer Jhye Richardson (hamstring) in a small group slated to make their worldwide return throughout the series.
Pat Cummins will lead Australia throughout the three matches, whereas skilled batters David Warner, Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne are additionally anticipated to characteristic.
According to chief selector George Bailey, the series will present Australia with some wonderful follow forward of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup that’s scheduled to happen in India later this 12 months.
“With the World Cup just over seven months away, these matches in India are an important step in our preparation. Glenn, Mitchell and Jhye are all important players in what we think the squad might look like come October,” Bailey stated.
Experienced seamer Josh Hazlewood can also be named within the touring celebration, regardless of the right-armer battling an Achilles damage that pressured him out of the continued Test tour of India.
“It would be great for Josh to be part of this series but we have taken a conservative view ahead of a very important winter in England of which he will be an integral part,” Bailey stated.
The first ODI between Australia and India is in Mumbai on March 17, earlier than the remaining two video games in Vizag (March 19) and Chennai (March 22).
Australia ODI squad: Pat Cummins (C), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner and Adam Zampa.
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