Australia announce enjoying XI for 1st ODI in opposition to India

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11 Jan 2019, 11:14 IST

Peter Siddle is set to play his first ODI in more than eight years
Peter Siddle is about to play his first ODI in additional than eight years

What is the story?

Australia have introduced their enjoying eleven for the primary ODI in opposition to India on the iconic Sydney Cricket Floor. Veteran pacer Peter Siddle has been included within the lineup and can play his first ODI since November 2010.

Other than the returning Siddle, Australia’s tempo assault additionally comprises 22-year-old Jhye Richardson and Jason Behrendorff. The SCG match will mark the latter’s maiden ODI look. He has performed 5 T20Is in his worldwide profession to this point. All-rounder Marcus Stoinis may also supply helpful overs to complement the three quick bowlers.

The opposite vital growth within the bowling assault sees Nathan Lyon being most well-liked forward of leg-spinner Adam Zampa. The veteran, who’s already Australia’s most prolific off-spinner in Check historical past, will get an opportunity so as to add to his tally of 18 ODI wickets.

The background

Siddle made his ODI debut in February 2009 throughout a bilateral match in opposition to New Zealand on the Gabba. To date, he has performed simply 17 ODIs and picked 15 wickets at an economy-rate of 4.64. His final look for Australia within the 50-over format got here in November 2010 in opposition to Kumar Sangakkara’s visiting Sri Lanka aspect.

The guts of the matter

Led by Aaron Finch, the revealed Australian enjoying lineup sees Alex Carey transfer as much as the opening spot from quantity seven. The skipper insisted that the choice has been taken due to the wicketkeeper-batsman’s success as an opener within the Huge Bash League.

Finch affirmed, “It is simply a possibility to see Alex play able he is performed fairly bit in Huge Bash and one-day cricket. It is a place he is carried out very well inside the final couple of years. He is been shuffled across the order a bit within the final short while making an attempt to seek for that course of and proper stability of the aspect and he’ll get an excellent alternative up there.”

The likes of Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh and Peter Handscomb kind the middle-order. Stoinis and Glenn Maxwell can supply vital fire-power within the decrease middle-order.

Australia Enjoying XI for 1st ODI: Aaron Finch (c), Alex Carey (wk), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Nathan Lyon, Peter Siddle, Jhye Richardson and Jason Behrendorff

What’s subsequent?

The primary ODI between Australia and India is about to happen at 0750 IST at Sydney Cricket Floor. Virat Kohli’s group haven’t introduced their enjoying eleven but. All indicators point out that they’re prone to reveal their lineup solely on the toss.

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