India tour of Aussies
Cricket Australia announces the squad for the Test series against India. Earlier CA announces the Australia squad for ODI and T20I series against India. Tim Paine will lead Australia in the 4-Test series. While Pat Cummins has named as the vice-captain of the Test team.
Australia Test squad updates
All-rounder Moises Henriques earned a well-deserved recall, highly-rated young all-rounder Cameron Green was also included in the Australia squad. Henriques and Green were included in the squad for ODI and T20I. Green got the call after the youngster smashed 197 in Sheffield Shield last week.
“Cameron has already won selection in the white ball squad and continues that in joining the Test squad. He is a wonderful young talent who has great potential to become an all-rounder of substance over time. His batting alone has demanded his place in the squad.” Australia national selector Trevor Hohns said.
Will Pucovski named in the Test squad
Will Pucovski included in the Test squad after he set the stage on fire in the opening rounds of Sheffield Shield. He scored 495 runs, including 2 double hundreds in just 2 matches for Victoria.
The 22-year-old Pucovski was mentioned as a possible Test inclusion last year. But shortly before the naming of the squad for the series against Pakistan, he asked selectors not to be considered due to mental health concerns.
Henriques replaced Mitchell Marsh
Mitchell Marsh has been replaced by Henriques in the squad as the latter suffered an ankle injury during the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. Henriques come back into the squad after prolific last season for Sydney Sixers as they won the Big Bash League.
“Moises is a tremendous cricketer with loads of experience and is a great person to have around the group,” said Hohns.
“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.”
Nathan Lyon to be included in Test format
Nathan Lyon, however, was saved for the four-match Test series against India – for which Australia are yet to announce the squad. But Adam Zampa continued to feature.
“The entire squad performed exceptionally well in the UK in beating the current one-day world champions at home and retaining the world number one ranking in T20 international cricket,” said Hohns.
“We look forward to a blockbuster summer against one of our greatest rivals.”
India travel from UAE
Post the IPL 2020 finals team India has been scheduled to travel to Australia from UAE. India will reach Sydney on November 12 and complete the quarantine and COVID-19 protocols. Their tour opens on November 27 with an ODI in Sydney.
Coronavirus pandemic permitting, India’s squad will arrive in Sydney on November 12 and complete quarantine and Covid-19 protocols.
Australia squad for Test series against India
Tim Paine (C), Sean Abbott, Joe Burns, Pat Cummins, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Michael Neser, James Pattinson, Will Pucovski, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Wade, David Warner.