Cricket Australia on Thursday (23 February) announced the squad for the three-match ODI series against India. All-rounders Mitchell Marsh and Glenn Maxwell who have been out of action for a while made a comeback. Meanwhile, David Warner who was ruled out of the last two Tests of the Border Gavaskar Trophy 2022-23 has also been named in the squad. Pat Cummins will be leading the Aussies in the three ODIs.
Cummins returned home this week due to what a Cricket Australia spokesperson termed a serious family illness, but is targeting a return ahead of the third Test next week.
Marsh (ankle) and Maxwell (broken leg) have both missed significant time after undergoing surgery during the home summer but are set to feature in the three-match tour with matches in Mumbai, Vizag and Chennai following the ongoing Test campaign.
Jhye Richardson is also back in the mix after an injury-enforced lay-off from international cricket that also saw him miss the closing stages of the KFC BBL with a hamstring injury and has not played since the start of January.
However, Josh Hazlewood, who captained Australia in an ODI last summer, has been ruled out of the series due to the Achilles injury that also forces him to fly home early from the Test series. "It would be great for Josh to be part of this series but we have taken a conservative view ahead of a very important winter in England of which he will be an integral part," selection chief George Bailey said.
Notably, the ODI series kicks off with a match in Mumbai. It then moves to Vishakhapatnam for the second match and the series concludes with a game in Chennai.
Australia ODI squad: Pat Cummins (c), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa