Cricket Australia(CA) has announced the ODI and T20I squads for the September-October India tour. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ ভারত সফরে অস্ট্রেলিয়া দল ঘোষণা]
All-rounder James Faulkner and fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile are recalled in the side. But Aussie speedster Mitchell Starc is missing from the squad, as he is still recovering from a foot injury. Moises Henriques, Chris Lynn, James Pattinson and John Hastings are the other exclusions from the Champions Trophy squad.
Faulkner, who was the player of the match in the ICC World cup 2015 final, was dropped from this years ICC Champions Trophy squad. But his experience and previous success in the sub-continent conditions have earned him a spot in the squad.
One of the selectors of the Australian side, Trevor Hohns said,“James Faulkner is a solid One-Day campaigner and is very familiar with sub-continent conditions, coming off a very good tour of Sri Lanka last year. We hope that he will take his chance in returning to the one-day side.”
Coulter-Nile, who has been a consistent performer in the Indian Premier League(IPL) has earned a spot in the side to fill in the role of a genuine fast bowler in the absence of Starc.
“Nathan brings raw pace to the side with good variation. It is great to see him back from injury and we are hopeful he will have a big impact in this series,” Hohns added.
Australia ODI squad: Steve Smith(C), David Warner(V.C), Ashton Agar, Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Patrick Cummins, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, Adam Zampa
Australia T20 squad: Steve Smith (C), David Warner (V.C), Jason Behrendorff, Dan Christian, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Patrick Cummins, Aaron Finch, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Glenn Maxwell, Tim Paine, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa