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Australia announce revised squad for India ODIs as Pat Cummins stays at house following his mom’s demise



Cricket Australia (CA), on Tuesday, confirmed that common skipper Pat Cummins wouldn’t return to India for the upcoming One-Day Worldwide (ODI) collection in opposition to India, beginning on March 17 in Mumbai.

Notably, Cummins didn’t play the final two Assessments of the recently-concluded Border-Gavaskar Trophy, which India clinched 2-1. The New South Wales cricketer had left India after the second Check to look after his mom Maria, who died from breast most cancers final week whereas the ultimate Check was being performed in Ahmedabad.

“Pat gained’t be coming again, he’s nonetheless caring for what’s occurred again house. Our ideas are with Pat and his household as they undergo that grieving course of,” stated Australia head coach Andrew McDonald as quoted by

Within the absence of Cummins, Steve Smith will lead the Aussies like he did within the final two Check matches in opposition to India. For the unversed, Cummins had taken over the ODI captaincy position after Aaron Finch’s retirement last year. Nevertheless, the Westmead-born cricketer has led the Aussies in simply two ODIs thus far, each of which got here in opposition to England at house in November.

Cummins has not been changed within the 15-member squad, however Nathan Ellis was lately picked within the outfit after Jhye Richardson was ruled out, having been compelled to endure hamstring surgical procedure. Maintaining a tally of the World Cup later this yr in India, Australia have chosen their full-strength ODI squad for this collection.

“We’ve acquired a few conversations across the stability of the crew we need to play. We’ve gone in with a construction with eight batters to bat just a little bit deeper, we’ve tried that. So there’ll be a mixture of combos as we lead into the World Cup. Plenty of allrounders [have been] picked within the squad, they usually can all play within the one crew. So we’ve acquired to reply a couple of of these questions,” added McDonald.

Australia ODI squad vs India (up to date):

David Warner, Travis Head, Steven Smith (captain), Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Inexperienced, Josh Inglis, Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Ellis, Adam Zampa.

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