The four-match Test series between India and Australia was won by the hosts on Monday (March 13). After the Test series between the two teams ended, the three-match ODI series began. Two players have returned to the Australian squad for the ODI series. Both these players returned home during the Test series against India.
Australia suffered huge defeats in the first two matches of the Border Gavaskar Test (BGT) series against India. Australia won the third match, while the fourth match was a draw. India won the series by 2-1. A total of four Australian players withdrew and returned home for various reasons during the Test series between the two teams. This included captain Pat Cummins, opener David Warner, spinner Ashton Agar and fast bowler Josh Hejalvu. Now, out of these four, two have returned to the team for the ODI series.
Australian team captain Pat Cummins had returned home as his mother was ill. Cummins’ mother, Maria, breathed her last last week. Warner also missed the last two Tests due to a hand injury. Josh Hazlewood also returned home due to injury, while Ashton Agar did not get a chance. But before the ODI series, David Warner and Ashton Agar will join the Australia squad. The return of these two could be very important for the visiting team.
Captain Pat Cummins will not be available for the ODI series as he will stay with his family for a few more days after the death of his mother. Steve Smit will lead the ODI team in Cummins’ absence. On the other hand, Josh Hazlewood also seems to be yet to recover from his injury.
Australia squad for ODI series against India –
Steve Smith (captain), David Warner, Alex Carey, Nathan Ellis, Cameron Green, Travis Head, Josh Iglise, Marnus Labuschran, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Marcus Stoinis and Adam Jumpa.
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