Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

In a good news for the struggling Australian team, explosive all-rounder Glenn Maxwell and top-order batsman Mitchell Marsh have been included in the squad for the upcoming ODI series against hosts India to be played next month.

Apart from Maxwell and Marsh, pacer Jhye Richardson has also been recalled to the 16-member squad of the visitors. Maxwell and Marsh missed the entire Big Bash League Season 12 due to leg and ankle injuries respectively. 

However, world’s No. 2 ranked ODI bowler Josh Hazlewood has been ruled out of the white-ball series as he continues his rehabilitation from an Achilles injury.

“The ODI World Cup is just over seven months away. The ODI series in India will be an important step in our preparation. Glenn, Mitchell and Jhye are all important players in our scheme of things for the mega event,” chairman of selectors, George Bailey said in a statement.

Notably, Australia have suffered two defeats from two matches in the ongoing four-match Test series in India. The visitors have to win the third Test to stay afloat in the series.

Australia’s 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.