Australian squad for the Indian tour announced
The Australian team for the upcoming ODI and T20 series against India was announced today by the Cricket Australia. While the team would be led by Steve Smith, top-order batsman David Warner would be his deputy in both ODIs and T20 matches. Mitchell Starc has been rested for the whole tour since he is recovering from a foot injury. Know more about the series.
India's home season to start against Australia
India have a busy home season after they return from Sri Lanka in September. Australia will visit India for five ODIs and three T20 internationals from 17th September to 11th October.
James Faulkner makes a comeback
All-rounder James Faulkner has made a comeback into the ODI team, while fast bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile has been included in both ODI and T20 teams. Both these players were impressive in the 2017 IPL. "James Faulkner is a solid One-Day campaigner and is very familiar with sub-continent conditions. Nathan brings raw pace to the side with good variation," said Cricket Australia selector Trevor Hohns.
ODI squad: Steve Smith (C), David Warner, Ashton Agar, Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Faulkner, Patrick Cummins, Aaron Finch, Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, Josh Hazlewood, Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa, Matthew Wade. T20 squad: Steve Smith (C), David Warner, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Dan Christian, Patrick Cummins, Travis Head, Aaron Finch, Moises Henriques, Tim Paine, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa.
Australia's first ODI tour to India since 2013
Australian cricket team had last visited India in 2013-14 for an ODI tour. India had won the seven match series 3-2, with one match ending in no result and the another one was abandoned by rain.