Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Marsh, and Marcus Stoinis will be rested for the India tour ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup. While Starc is suffering from a knee injury, Mitchell Marsh caught an ankle injury and Stoinis (side) too joins the duo.
While Stoinis and Marsh sustained their injuries during Australia’s ODI series against Zimbabwe and New Zealand, Starc has been left out after the selectors decided against taking any chances after a knee scan earlier on Wednesday (September 14). Australia will play a home T20I series against the West Indies and England after their India tour in order to get ready for the World Cup, when the trio is anticipated to participate again.
The three-match series will begin in Mohali on Tuesday, and the Australian team will depart for India early on Thursday. Hyderabad (September 23) and Nagpur (September 24) will host the final two games (September 25).
Australia squad: Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Tim David, Nathan Ellis, Aaron Finch (c), Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Daniel Sams, Steve Smith, Matthew Wade, Adam Zampa.