Cricket Australia have announced 15-member squad for India tour in February-March 2019. Mitchell Marsh and Mitchell Starc will be missing limited overs series against Men In Blue in their own home conditions. Fast bowler Starc got pectoral injury when bowling in the second test against Sri Lanka.
“Unfortunately, scans have revealed that Mitchell Starc sustained a substantial tear to his left pec muscle while bowling on the final day of the Test match in Canberra. This means he will be unavailable for the Tour of India, but we will instead target a return to play for the ODI Series against Pakistan in the UAE in March,” team selector Trevor Hohns said in a release by Cricket Australia.
Mitchell Marsh is dropped from Australian squad for India tour as he couldn’t perform well against Blue team in January. However 14 members from the last ODI series squad have been retained that lost versus India.
Aaron Finch will be leading Australian team in Twenty20 internationals and One-Day matches against India, series starting from 24 February. Vishakhapatnam and Bengaluru to host T20 matches on 24th and 27th Feb. meanwhile first ODI is scheduled to play on 2nd March in Hyderabad.
Nagpur, Ranchi, Mohali and Delhi are chosen as hosting venues for rest four One-Day Internationals on 5, 8, 10 and 13 March 2019.
Australia Squad for India tour 2019
Aaron Finch (Captain), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Turner, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Cummins, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Jason Behrendorff, Lyon, Zampa, Short (as cover for S Marsh)
Australia tour of India 2019
1st T20: February 24, Visakhapatnam
2nd T20: February 27, Bengaluru
First ODI: March 2, Hyderabad
Second ODI: March 5, Nagpur
Third ODI: March 8, Ranchi
Fourth ODI: March 10, Mohali
Fifth ODI: March 13, Delhi
Can this Australia team beat India in T20Is and ODIs ahead of 2019 world cup?