Zampa, Stanlake included for series decider against India
Billy Stanlake and Adam Zampa have been included in Australia’s XI for the third and final ODI against India.
The two changed for the series decider of Gillette ODI against India costed Jason Behrendorff and Nathan Lyon making way out of the team. Behrendorff has been through a sore back, an injury that he sustained for a long time while Lyon was axed to place Zampa in in the team.
Melbourne Renegades paceman Kane Richardson has also been called into the squad as cover.
“I think he’s been really impressive,” Finch said about off-spinner Lyon after the squad announced.
“Obviously not getting a wicket, he’d have liked a bit more return for that.
“When he keeps bowling that well, he will get rewarded eventually,” he added.
The skipper told on Wednesday evening that winning the series will be their major focus, “It’s been a while since we’ve won a series.”
“There’s been a lot of improvement and a lot to be proud of so far.
“But winning the series is the focus,” he said
Australia XI: Aaron Finch, Alex Carey, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Peter Siddle, Adam Zampa, Billy Stanlake.
The visiting team is yet to announce the 12-member squad for the decider and it is expected that Khaleel Ahmed will get his place back in the playing XI in place of Mohammed Siraj, who went for 76 runs on his debut in the second ODI in Adelaide.
India ODI squad: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Vijay Shankar, Shubman Gill