Cricket Australia announced a 14-man squad for the upcoming ODI series against India, on Friday. The selectors were expected to announce a strong team for the ODI series, with the ICC World Cup event scheduled to take place in May this year. However, the ODI picks raised a lot of eyebrows, with many surprise selections in the squad.
Former Australian cricketer Shane Warne went a step ahead in expressing his disappointment. Warne took to the microblogging site Twitter and named the 14-man squad of his own. Shane Warne Joins MCC World Cricket Committee; Becomes Part of Elite Group of Cricketers.
Warne’s squad for Australia included Aaron Finch (c), D’Arcy Short, Alex Carey (wk), Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Agar/ Mitchell Marsh, James Pattinson, Jhye Richardson, Riley Meredith, and Adam Zampa. Chris Lynn and Nathan Lyon were the other additions in his squad. Ind vs Aus 2018-19 Schedule.
The former Australian spin wizard tweeted, “Just saw the Aust ODI squad that was announced & was absolutely staggered at some of the players that were left out & some of the inclusions - they don’t make any sense whatsoever. I was asked by @foxcricket to give my team - so here it is! Thoughts? Agree?”
Here’s What Shane Warne’s Australia’s 14-man Squad Against India Looks Like:
Just saw the Aust ODI squad that was announced & was absolutely staggered at some of the players that were left out & some of the inclusions - they don’t make any sense whatsoever. I was asked by @foxcricket to give my team - so here it is ! Thoughts ? Agree ? pic.twitter.com/4e6OMWWCWO
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) January 4, 2019
As for Cricket Australia, they instead picked Usman Khwaja, Peter Handscomb, and Billy Stanlake, and Jason Behrendorff in the 14-man squad. The omission of Chris Lynn and Travis Head was quite surprising. Also, Peter Siddle who last played an ODI for Australia in 2010, has been named in the squad on the basis of consistent performances. Australia’s ODI Squad for India Series Announced: Peter Siddle, Who Last Played in 2010, Returns.
Official Australia Squad Against India: Aaron Finch (c), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey (wk), Jhye Richardson, Billy Stanlake, Jason Behrendorff, Peter Siddle, Nathan Lyon, and Adam Zampa
India will play a three-match ODI series against Australia after the culmination of the four-match Test series. The first ODI will be played on January 18 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, in Melbourne. Stay tuned with us for all the latest news about India vs Australia 2018-19 Series.