Australia announces ODI squad for the upcoming Series in Sri Lanka


The Australian Cricket board finally unveiled the team that will take part in the upcoming ODI series that starts after the ongoing Test series is over. Rod Marsh clearly made his intentions clear with series of blunt decisions regarding the players to be selected in the series.

The ODI series will have 5 matches starting from 21st of August and will end on 4th of September. The team looks fairly balanced in every department. Moises Henriques marks his return in the team after strings of some great performances in the limited over format.

ODI Squad – Steve Smith (captain), David Warner (vice captain), George Bailey, Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade, Adam Zampa.

Steve Smith is the one who captains this strong-looking side. Adam Zampa is one notable addition in the squad with his T20 World Cup performances; Nathan Lyon is the other spinner. Mitchell Starc marks his return in the ODI team too after an injury. Mathew wade is the specialist Wicket keeper while Usman Khawaja Mitchell Marsh and Faulkner retain their spot in the team.  Shaun marsh, George Bailey, Aaron Finch and David Warner provides a subtle batting line up for the visitors.

“BIG SHOW” out of the team

Though the team looks same as the one that is playing Test series but there are also some slight changes. The most notable change is the Omission of Australia’s Thunderous batsman Glenn Maxwell. The Star all-rounder has been the integral part of the team for last few years but is in hunt of his best form as opponents have found his weaknesses and have exploited them well. The Australian management thinks that the explosive batsman needs to change his mentality towards game after numerous occasions where he gifted his wicket on the crucial occasions.

Maxwell stated that he was disappointed with the decision but had positive chats with Rod Marsh and has promised his fans that he will come back stronger than ever.

Moises Henrique’s returns

The Portuguese born Australian all-rounder is the one who replaces Maxwell in the team after he impressed the selectors with his impressive stints in the IPL.

Rachit Sethi

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