Uncapped spinner named Aussie Sweatshirt on Starc and Green

Uncapped spinner named Aussie Sweatshirt on Starc and Green

Australia have named an 18-man squad for India’s Border-Gavaskar series, including 22-year-old Todd Murphy, as they eagerly await the fitness of Mitchell Starc and Cameron Green.

Off-spinner Murphy bursts into the squad after a strong first-class career start, joining Ashton Agar and Mitchell Swepson as potential spin partners for Nathan Lyon. Murphy and the rest of the spin group were favored over Adam Zampa.

Australia Selectors chairman George Bailey said Murphy’s selection was a nod to his strong start in Sheffield Shield action and his efforts for Australia A and the Premier’s XI.

“Todd Murphy has progressed rapidly after impressing in domestic cricket and recently with Australia A. With these performances, Todd has emerged as a solid spin option.

“Selection in this team also provides another opportunity to spend time alongside Nathan Lyon and assistant coach Daniel Vettori in India, which will be invaluable for his development.”

Fast and uncapped Lance Morris keeps his place in the squad after the home tour of Australia, and has a chance to make his debut for at least the first Test in Nagpur with news that Mitchell Starc will only be joining the squad. team only after the first test as he recovers from a tendon. damage to his left middle finger.

Batters Peter Handscomb and Matt Renshaw will support the front six of the tour squad, with Marcus Harris, a member of the Australian squad for their summer at home, being ruled out.

Versatile Cameron Green is also in a race to be fit but could make the opening test despite suffering a broken right index finger in the Boxing Day test against South Africa.

Australian Test Team for India Tour: Pat Cummins (c), Ashton Agar, Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Peter Handscomb, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Lance Morris, Todd Murphy, Matthew Renshaw, Steve Smith (c) , Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, David Warner

Australia Tour of India 2023

February 9-13: first test
February 17-21: second test
March 1 to 5: third test
March 9-13: fourth test

March 17: First ODI
March 19: Second ODI
March 22: Third ODI

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