The Cricket Australia has been recalled James Faulkner tour of India for the One-day International matches against India starts from 17th September to 13th October due to injured of Mitchell Starc. Cricket Australia’s National Selection Panel selected 14 players for One-Day International and 13 players for T20 International squad.
Talking about the selection of the ODI squad, National Selector Trevor Hohns said that “We believe the panel has selected a strong squad to face the tough Indian conditions, that has the right mix of pace and spin.”
Along with recalled of Faulkner, Nathan Coulter-Nile comes back to the side after his recovery from back injury. Hohns said “Nathan brings raw pace to the side with good variation. It is great to see him back from injury and we are hopeful he will have a big impact in this series.”
Hohns added, “James Faulkner is a solid One-Day campaigner and is very familiar with sub continent conditions, coming off a very good tour of Sri Lanka last year. We hope that he will take his chance in returning to the one-day side.”
He concluded speaking about Hilton, he said: “Hilton is an aggressive striker of the ball and we think his game will be well suited to the transition to short-form cricket.”
Talking about T20 International squad, National Selector Mark Waugh said that “The overall standards being set in the BBL and also the IPL is very high and the players selected have impressed in these tournaments.”
Waugh said about WA pace bowler Jason Behrendorff, who has come back after recovering from an injury along with all-rounder Dan Christian and wicketkeeper Tim Paine.
“Jason has been a stand out performer for the Scorchers for a number of seasons and deserves his chance at this level. Dan is a very experienced all-rounder who can be a very dangerous batsman.”
“He had a solid IPL season this year and we believe his bowling will be well suited to the conditions we will face in India. Tim Paine has been called-up following his successful home T20 International and Big Bash campaigns.”
ODI Squad: Steve Smith (Captain) NSW; David Warner (Vice-captain) NSW; Ashton Agar WA; Hilton Cartwright WA; Nathan Coulter-Nile WA; Patrick Cummins NSW; James Faulkner TAS; Aaron Finch VIC; Josh Hazlewood NSW; Travis Head SA; Glenn Maxwell VIC; Marcus Stoinis WA; Matthew Wade TAS; Adam Zampa SA.
T20 Squad: Steve Smith (C) NSW; David Warner (VC) NSW; Jason Behrendorff WA; Dan Christian VIC; Nathan Coulter-Nile WA; Patrick Cummins NSW; Aaron Finch VIC; Travis Head SA; Moises Henriques NSW; Glenn Maxwell VIC; Tim Paine TAS; Kane Richardson SA; Adam Zampa SA.