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Stanlake, Lynn to make debut for Australia in Brisbane

Glenn Maxwell returns to the team after missing out on 13 games
Glenn Maxwell returns to the team after missing out on 13 games

Australian captain Steven Smith has confirmed that uncapped Queensland duo Chris Lynn and Billy Stanlake will make their debut in the first One-Day International against Pakistan which kicks-off on Friday.

Lynn has played five Twenty20 Internationals for Australia previously but this will be the first time he will represent them in the 50-over format. He will be heading into the game after stupendous success in the ongoing Big Bash League, where he heads the list of most runs scored in the tournament.

Former Australia Under-19 fast bowler Stanlake has picked six wickets from four matches for Adelaide Strikers at an economy of under seven in the ongoing BBL and will take the place of Josh Hazlewood, who has been rested for the first game.

Meanwhile, Travis Head has been slotted at the opening spot to partner David Warner after Aaron Finch was left out of the squad and Usman Khawaja has been overlooked while Lynn will replace George Bailey, who is another notable omission from the squad.

Also returning to the side after 13 games is all-rounder Glenn Maxwell, who will occupy the middle order with Lynn, Mitchell Marsh and Matthew Wade.

The pace attack will be led by Mitchell Starc and has Pat Cummins, Stanlake along with all-rounders Marsh and James Faulkner while Adam Zampa will remain the front-line spinner.

Australia XI for Brisbane ODI:

David Warner, Travis Head, Steve Smith (captain), Chris Lynn, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade, James Faulkner, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Billy Stanlake

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