Travis Head is anticipated to exchange former Australian ODI captain Aaron Finch within the nationwide beginning XI, with the South Australian incomes a well timed recall forward of subsequent 12 months’s World Cup.
On Tuesday, Cricket Australia introduced squads for subsequent week’s bilateral ODI collection in opposition to England and this summer season’s two-Take a look at collection in opposition to the West Indies.
For the primary time in practically 24 months, Australia unveiled a full-strength ODI squad with no high-profile gamers rested resulting from workload administration following their failed T20 World Cup marketing campaign.
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Australia shall be led by newly-appointed captain Pat Cummins, who changed Finch as ODI captain final month, whereas Head will occupy the emptiness on the prime of the order alongside veteran opener David Warner.
The 28-year-old beat out the likes of Ben McDermott and Josh Philippe for the function, whereas New South Wales opener Daniel Hughes may contemplate himself unfortunate to overlook out.
“Our focus is to proceed to construct a squad with an eye fixed to subsequent 12 months’s World Cup beneath Pat as the brand new ODI captain, so it’s an vital collection,” chair of selectors George Bailey stated in a press release.
“Travis Head returns rather than Aaron Finch having performed properly in Pakistan and Sri Lanka earlier within the 12 months. He has demonstrated flexibility within the forms of roles he can play in our ODI line-up.
“Our subsequent alternative within the ODI format shall be in India subsequent 12 months which is able to enable us to expertise comparable circumstances as for the World Cup in October.”
Head has averaged 45.53 from 15 knocks when opening the batting at ODI stage, scoring two centuries together with an aesthetic 101 in opposition to Pakistan in Lahore earlier this 12 months.
He and Warner already boast Australia’s largest partnership in ODI historical past, combining for a 284-run opening stand in opposition to Pakistan at Adelaide Oval in 2017.
Final 12 months, Head grew to become the primary Australian to attain a number of Listing A double centuries after plundering 230 off 127 balls in opposition to Queensland at Karen Rolton Oval within the Marsh Cup.
“I feel Travis Head will get some alternatives with the retirement of Aaron Finch,” Australian coach Andrew McDonald stated this week.
“We’re excited to see what he can do in one-day cricket.
“We noticed how he went in Pakistan in opposition to a world-class assault, he was in a position to take them on and his one-day home document is second to none.
“He’s obtained huge lots of, and double lots of.”
West Australian wicketkeeper Josh Inglis missed out on choice, together with pacemen Sean Abbott and Jhye Richardson.
The collection opener between Australia and England will get underway on Thursday, November 17, with the primary ball scheduled for two.20pm AEDT.
Australian squad for ODI Sequence in opposition to England
Pat Cummins (c)
Australian squad for Take a look at Sequence in opposition to the West Indies
Pat Cummins (c)