Cricket Australia announce squads for England and Zimbabwe Tours
Cricket Australia’s National Selection Panel (NSP) has confirmed a 15-player squad for the ODI component of the Qantas Tour of England and a 14-player squad for the Qantas Tour of Zimbabwe.
One Day International squad
Tim Paine (c) Tasmania
Aaron Finch (vc) Victoria
Ashton Agar Western Australia
Alex Carey South Australia
Josh Hazlewood New South Wales
Travis Head South Australia
Nathan Lyon New South Wales
Glenn Maxwell Victoria
Shaun Marsh Western Australia
Jhye Richardson Western Australia
Kane Richardson South Australia
D’Arcy Short Western Australia
Billy Stanlake Queensland
Marcus Stoinis Western Australia
Andrew Tye Western Australia
T20 International squad
Aaron Finch (c) Melbourne Renegades
Alex Carey (vc) Adelaide Strikers
Ashton Agar Perth Scorchers
Travis Head Adelaide Strikers
Nic Maddinson Melbourne Stars
Glenn Maxwell Melbourne Stars
Jhye Richardson Perth Scorchers
Kane Richardson Melbourne Renegades
D’Arcy Short Hobart Hurricanes
Billy Stanlake Adelaide Strikers
Marcus Stoinis Melbourne Stars
Mitchell Swepson Brisbane Heat
Andrew Tye Perth Scorchers
Jack Wildermuth Melbourne Renegades
Cricket Australia National Selector Trevor Hohns said: “We have selected a 15-player squad as we push forward in our preparations for the ICC Cricket World Cup in England in 2019.
“Obviously, these are the conditions we will face during the tournament so now is a perfect chance to give these players an opportunity to press their case for selection.”
The Cricket Australia Board has endorsed Test Captain Tim Paine as One-Day captain for this series, with Victorian Aaron Finch to act as his vice-captain.
“Tim is a strong leader and will Captain the side for this series, supported by Aaron.
“A decision on a permanent one-day captain will be made in due course,” said Hohns.
West Australian D’Arcy Short has been named in the One-Day squad for the first time.
Hohns said: “D’Arcy is relatively new to one-day cricket but impressed us with his form in T20 cricket last season.
“He brings an all-round package to the side, with strong fielding and bowling skills and we believe he will combine very well with Aaron at the top of the order.”
New South Wales’ Nathan Lyon returns to the one-day side, having last played for Australia against Sri Lanka in Colombo in 2016.
“Nathan is our number one off-spinner and has excelled with the red ball, however he is not new to white ball cricket and deserves his chance to push for World Cup selection.
“England potentially have a number of left-handers in their side and we look forward to seeing what he can produce with the white-ball in English conditions.”
South Australia’s Alex Carey has been included in the side having debuted for Australia against England earlier this year.
“Alex is a very smart one-day player who can also bat anywhere in the order.
“With Tim in the side Alex will be the back-up wicket-keeper, but we believe his game is strong enough to play as a batter only.”
Test pacemen Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins were unavailable for selection due to injury.
Cricket Australia Bupa Support Staff Physiotherapist David Beakley said: “Mitchell is going to undertake a pro-longed rehabilitation period for his tibial bone stress injury and we are aiming for a return to play for the Pakistan Test Series in the UAE.
“Pat is still recovering from a lumbar bone stress injury, the good news is that it has not progressed to a fracture but he still requires a period of rehabilitation with an aim for him to return to play for the Pakistan Test series along with Starc.”
The NSP have also named a 14-player T20 International squad for one game against England and the Qantas Tour of Zimbabwe following the English Tour.
The Cricket Australia Board has endorsed Aaron Finch as Captain for this series, with Alex Carey to act as his vice-Captain for this T20 International tour.
Queensland’s Jack Wildermuth and Mitchell Swepson are named in side for the first time.
National T20 Selector Mark Waugh said: “The NSP hold Jack in high regard as young player on the rise.
“He has shown excellent all-round skills at the first-class level, particularly with the ball in the Big Bash.
“We look forward to seeing what he can produce at the international level.
“Mitchell provides the Captain with good variety and wicket-taking options.
“He competes very well and deserves his chance at this level,” said Waugh.
Nic Maddinson returns to the T20I side having last played for Australia against South Africa in Sydney in 2014.
“Nic has been selected off the back of a very good Big Bash season.
“He is a very talented player and with his batting skills has the ability to be very dangerous in this format.”
South Australia’s Adam Zampa has been omitted from the one-day and T20I squads.
Hohns said: “Adam hasn’t performed to the level we would have liked in recent times and we see this as a good opportunity for other spinning options to press their case ahead of the Cricket World Cup.”