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Australia squad vs South Africa: Australia drop Tim Paine, name Aaron Finch as ODI captain

Via: Reuters | Sydney |

Printed: October 27, 2018 11:13:10 am

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Australia have dropped Check skipper Tim Paine from their one-day squad for subsequent month’s sequence in opposition to South Africa and named opening batsman Aaron Finch as captain in his position.

Finch, who led his nation’s Twenty20 aspect to a 11-run defeat to Pakistan in Dubai on Friday to head 2-Zero down within the sequence, shall be supported via two vice captains in Josh Hazlewood and Alex Carey, echoing the Check construction.

Carey replaces Tim Paine as wicketkeeper within the 14-man squad for the three-match sequence which starts in Perth on Nov. four and likewise contains suits in Adelaide and Hobart.

“We think Aaron, Josh and Alex to steer the aspect via a large Australian summer time … they’ll even be riding our requirements and values as we get ready our defence of the Global Cup, which is most effective seven months away,” leader selector Trevor Hohns stated in a information unlock.

“We imagine the squad now we have decided on will give us an excellent chance not to most effective be aggressive at house this summer time, nevertheless it additionally permits us to begin to construct continuity main into subsequent yr’s event.”

Hazlewood returns to motion for his nation in conjunction with fellow fast Pat Cummins after each skipped the Check sequence in opposition to Pakistan as a result of harm.

The 3rd member of Australia’s much-vaunted tempo assault, Mitchell Starc, returns to white ball cricket after lacking the sequence in England previous this yr and regardless of an harm scare right through the Pakistan Check sequence.

Steve Smith and David Warner are nonetheless banned for his or her section within the ball-tampering scandal right through the Check sequence in opposition to the Proteas in March, giving the batting line-up an unfamiliar really feel.

Finch, Travis Head and Marcus Stoinis glance set to be the primary 3 names at the checklist with Shaun Marsh retained at quantity 4 regardless of his deficient Check shape.

Adjustments to the squad from the England excursion come with the inclusion of fast Nathan Coulter-Nile and most sensible order batsman Chris Lynn, who gets an opportunity to earn his 2nd ODI cap just about two years after his first.

Mitchell Marsh, the Check vice captain, and off-spinner Nathan Lyon have been ignored from the squad however Hohns stated they’d been rested.


“We’ve got made the verdict to control Mitch Marsh and Nathan Lyon sparsely to verify they’re in the most efficient situation imaginable to place their hand up for variety both later in the summertime or for the Global Cup subsequent yr,” he stated.

Australia ODI Squad: Aaron Finch (captain), Alex Carey (vice captain), Josh Hazlewood (vice captain), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Travis Head, Chris Lynn, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Darcy Brief, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa

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