Following their selection on Thursday to Australia’s one-day squad for the series in India, Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Marsh will make their long-awaited international comebacks. All-around player Maxwell slipped and fell during a friend’s 50th birthday party, breaking his leg, and required surgery in November. Soon after, Marsh underwent surgery to have loose bone pieces from his left ankle removed and cartilage damage corrected. Between March 17 and 22, they both return for ODI matches in Mumbai, Visakhapatnam, and Chennai, providing Australia with an early peek at the conditions before the World Cup in India later in the year.
Despite having to miss this week’s Test tour of India due to a concussion and a hairline elbow fracture, opener David Warner was still a part of the team.
However speed spearhead Josh Hazlewood was left out as he too came home early with an Achilles’ ailment.
Jhye Richardson, a fellow fast bowler, was called up after overcoming a hamstring ailment.
George Bailey, the chairman of the selectors, said that these games in India are an essential component of our World Cup preparation because the tournament is less than seven months away.
Josh’s participation in this series would be fantastic, but we have chosen to be cautious in light of the crucial winter that will be taking place in England and in which he will play a key role.
Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, and Adam Voges Zampa make up Australia’s ODI team. Pat Cummins serves as captain.
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