Australia have announced their ODI and T20I squads for the upcoming home series against India. India and Australia are scheduled to lock horns in three ODIs and as many T20Is before taking on each other in a bumper four-match Test series in December.
The hosts have added uncapped allrounder Cameron Green for the series. Veteran allrounder Moises Henriques has also earned a surprise recall while injured allrounder Mitchell Marsh has been overlooked. Along with Marsh, Nathan Lyon, Josh Philippe, Riley Meredith and Andrew Tye have been omitted too. All the players were part of the Australia squad that toured England last month.
“The entire squad performed exceptionally well in the UK in beating the current one-day World Champions at home and retaining the World No.1 ranking in T20 International cricket. We look forward to a blockbuster summer against one of our greatest rivals,” said national selector Trevor Hohns.
21-year old Green has played only nine one-day games for Western Australia and 13 T20s for Perth Scorchers but has turned heads with his performances in domestic circuit. The highly-rated allrounder has already hit a 197 in the ongoing Sheffield Shield season to add to his 158* earlier in the year.
With the ball, he averages 21 in first-class cricket and even picked a five-wicket haul on debut as a 17-year-old. He’s set to resume bowling in the Sheffield Shield this week after not being able to bowl for months due to back injuries.
“Cameron’s domestic form has been outstanding and he has carried it through for Western Australia this summer,” Hohns said. “As a potential player of the future this is an opportunity for him to be part of the squad and build on his experience.”
Henriques, on the other hand, last played for Australia in 2017. He has replaced Marsh in the squad. Earlier this year, he led Sydney Sixers to glory in the Big Bash League and had a season strike rate of around 150.
“Moises is a tremendous cricketer with loads of experience and is a great person to have around the group. His form was extremely impressive in leading the Sixers to the BBL title last summer and he has played well at the start of this season,” Hohns said.
The three-match ODI series between Australia and India will be played in Sydney and Canberra from November 27 to December 2 before the T20s at the same venues from December 4-8. The two tour games will be played in Sydney on December 6-8 and December 11-13 before the first Test in Adelaide on December 17-21.
Australia ODI & T20 squad:
Aaron Finch (c), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins (vc), Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Sams, Kane Richardson, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa