Head returns to Australian ODI team, multi-format rapids included

Head returns to Australian ODI team, multi-format rapids included

Travis head returned to Australia’s ODI squad for the series against England and Marcus Harris was included as a reserve hitter for test matches against the West Indies.
Following the early exit from the T20 World Cup, a full squad has been named for the three games against England in Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne which will be pat cummins‘ first series as ODI captain.

Head fills the vacancy created by the one-day retirement of Aaron Finch, who was unavailable for selection for the start-of-season series against Zimbabwe and New Zealand due to paternity leave . He had a great 2022 in ODI with 310 runs at 62 and a strike rate of 112.72 when he faced Pakistan in Sri Lanka.

In the Pakistan series, where he made 101 and 89 in consecutive matches, Head played in place of David Warner but will now open alongside him.

“Our aim is to continue to build a squad for next year’s World Cup under Pat’s leadership as the new ODI captain, so this is an important series,” the manager said. National George Bailey.

“Travis Head… has been flexible in the types of roles he can play in our ODI line-up. Our next opportunity in the ODI format will be in India next year which will allow us to experience similar conditions to those of the World Cup in October.

Sean Abbott is absent from the start of the season despite some impressive performances against New Zealand, as is Josh Inglis. The multi-format rapids have all been included, as well as cameron greenand they will then return to the test summer which begins in Perth on November 30.

The squad for the two matches against the West Indies is very stable with perhaps the only subject of discussion the maintenance of Harris. After losing his place during the Ashes when Usman Khawaja’s prolific form led to a reshuffle of the order, Harris was the reserve batsman in Pakistan then made it into Australia’s A team in Sri Lanka on both sides. other of Gloucestershire county cricket where he scored 726 runs. at 42.70.

He has made a strong start to the domestic season with 287 points from three Sheffield Shield appearances, although Victoria team-mate Peter Handscomb is well ahead at the top with 518 points.

Scott Boland, who has yet to add to his three Ashes Tests where he has won 18 wickets at 9.55, is the fastest in the team behind Cummins, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood. None of this trio will play Shield cricket before the Tests, but it is a preparation Australia have become familiar with in recent seasons. Green’s inclusion in the ODI squad means he is unlikely to feature in any Shield cricket this year with the India Test tour due to start in early February.

Australia ODI team vs England Pat Cummins (captain), Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa

Australia Test Team vs West Indies Pat Cummins (captain), Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, David Warner

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