With Smith taking cost of the facet it means Australia could have had 4 captains of their final 5 ODIs. Aaron Finch retired after the sequence in opposition to New Zealand in September with Cummins named as his successor. Nevertheless, when he was rested for the second match of the sequence in opposition to England in November, Josh Hazlewood took the position.
Other than the absent fast bowlers, Australia have chosen their full-strength ODI squad for this sequence with an eye fixed on firming up plans for the World Cup in India throughout October and November. They’ve extra ODIs in opposition to South Africa in August earlier than needing to pick their World Cup squad.
That is an allrounder-heavy squad, much more so now with them not changing Cummins, and Australia will proceed to discover how they’ll stability the facet with them. On numerous events final yr they fielded very deep batting orders with both Cameron Inexperienced or Glenn Maxwell at No. 8.
“We have a pair conversations across the stability of the group we wish to play,” McDonald mentioned “We have gone in with a construction with eight batters to bat a bit of bit deeper, we have tried that. So there will be a mixture of combos as we lead into the World Cup. A variety of allrounders [have been] picked within the squad they usually can all play within the one group. So we have got to reply a number of of these questions.”
Australia ODI squad vs India David Warner, Travis Head, Steven Smith (capt), Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Inexperienced, Josh Inglis, Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Ellis, Adam Zampa