Cricket Australia (CA) have actually introduced their guys’s squad for the upcoming tour of India, where they will certainly play 4 Border-Gavaskar Trophy Tests, beginning February 09 in Nagpur.
Australia’s leading pacer Mitchell Starc has actually been called in the attire yet is anticipated to miss out on the collection opener as he remains to recoup from his left forefinger injury that ruled him out of the 3rd Test of the recently-concluded collection versus South Africa inSydney Similarly, all-rounder Cameron Green‘s inclusion for the first Test is also in doubt as he, too, is recovering from a broken finger.
Uncapped off-spinner Todd Murphy has been handed his maiden call-up in the longest format as Australia have picked four frontline spin options in their 18-member squad. The other three tweakers are Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Swepson, and Ashton Agar.
Notably, Murphy is viewed as a potential long-term successor to Lyon. The 22-year-old has bolted into the red-ball squad following impressive performances for Victoria, Australia A and the Prime Minister’ s XI over the previous one year.
“Todd Murphy has progressed quickly, having impressed in domestic cricket and recently with Australia A. With those performances, Todd has emerged as a strong spin option. Selection in this squad also provides another opportunity to spend time alongside Nathan Lyon and assistant coach Daniel Vettori in India, which will be invaluable to his development,” claimed George Bailey, the chairman of selectors, as priced estimate by cricket.com.au.
Speaking regarding the collection, after the opening Test in Nagpur, the activity will certainly transfer to Delhi, where the 2nd Test will be played. Similarly, the 3rd suit will certainly happen in Dharamsala prior to both groups fulfill in Ahmedabad’s legendary Narendra Modi Stadium for the last Test.
Australia’s Test squad for the tour of India:
Pat Cummins (Captain), 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 (VC), Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, David Warner
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