Cricket Australia has announced their ODI squad which will tour India in January. Players who had been part of the World Cup squad in 2019 didn’t cut into this new-looking squad. The players who’re part of losing side in the semi-final against England includes big names like Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Coulter-Nile, and Nathan Lyon, while Jason Behrendorff is left out of the squad due to injury.
To look in that way, the players who’re part of the world cup is replaced by New-Emerging red ball Cricketer Marnus Labuschagne, who is expected to make his debut directly. Kane Richardson, Ashton Agar, Josh Hazlewood, Ashton Turner, and Sean Abbott.
Australia ODI Squad For India Tour in January 2020
- Aaron Finch (c)
- Alex Carey (vc)
- Pat Cummins (vc)
- Sean Abbott
- Ashton Agar
- Peter Handscomb
- Josh Hazlewood
- Marnus Labuschagne
- Kane Richardson
- Steven Smith
- Mitchell Starc
- Ashton Turner
- David Warner
- Adam Zampa
While asking about the team selection, the Cricket Australia insisted that it was selected based on their recent T20 Series performance against Srilanka and Pakistan.
“The performance of the top order at home through the T20 series was very strong so we look for that to continue in the Indian ODI series,” said team selector Trevor Hohns.
Marnus Labuschange, who is in red hot form in red-ball cricket had only seen uphill since making his debut in test cricket in October 2018 against Pakistan. The Selector also backed up new players who made into the squad to start off their summer.
“We also believe Marnus Labuschagne is ready for his international white-ball debut after his strong form for Queensland in this form of the game” he added.
“Ashton Turner has proven himself in India with his ability to adapt to local conditions as did Peter Handscomb who joined the squad at the most recent World Cup”
On Spin Bowler Ashton Agar, who is going to accompany with his partner Adam Zampa:
“Adam Zampa and his growing combination with Agar is also something the selectors want to see more of while Nathan Lyon remains in the one-day squad selection frame.”
On Seam Bowlers Sean Abbott and Kane Richarson:
“In terms of the bowling group we are sticking with combination that are performing well. Sean Abbott and Kane Richardson are in the squad following the successful T20 campaign”
As we all know, Glenn Maxwell who took an indefinite break from cricket due to mental health is set to return to cricket in the Big Bash League(BBL) starting today. Trevor Hohns has said the management will monitor Maxwell and his performance in BBL before entering into the international stage.
The CA Selector said, “It is great to see Glenn Maxwell returning to the game in the Big Bash League. We will closely monitor his form after what would have been disappointing 12 months in the one-day game by his standards.”
On the other, Australian Coach Justin Langer is set to skip India tour and handed over the role to Andrew McDonald, who also insisted other staffs in team to take some break as well.
“I can’t be telling all our staff to look after themselves and make sure you have time to recharge and have time with your family and then not do it myself. As one of the leadership group it’s important to show that not only are we focused on getting the balance right for the players but equally the coaches and staff, head coach included”
On Asking about McDonald, he said.,
“Macca’ is an exceptional coach in all forms of the game and has been fantastic since coming on board. He will do a great job with this squad. We are in very, very good hands.”
Australia Qantas ODI Tour of India 2020
Australia squad: Aaron Finch (c), Alex Carey (vc), Pat Cummins (vc), David Warner, Steve Smith, Sean Abbott, Mitchell Starc, Ashton Agar, Peter Handscomb, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Hazlewood, Kane Richardson, Ashton Turner, Adam Zampa
ODI Series Schedule:
First ODI: January 14th, Mumbai (Day/Night)
Second ODI: January 17th, Rajkot (Day/Night)
Third ODI: January 19th, Bengaluru (Day/Night)