For the first time since November 2010, Peter Siddle has been named in the starting XI for the first ODI against India in the SCG on Saturday. The eleven bowlers announced by skipper Aaron Finch on Friday had three other bowlers with the exception of Siddle and two all-rounders.
The three main seamans will be Siddle, Jhye Richardson and Jason Behrendorff, with Marcus Stoinis coming as the fourth option. Nathan Lyon is the lead spinner, the hosts also have an option to use the Glenn Maxwell spinner, which bats as low as seven times.
” It’s excellent for Sidds to go and work on the skills he’s brought to the table in Big Bash cricket over the past few years, ” Finch said. ” He really deserves his place. Every tour you go on, Sidds is one of the first to choose what he brings to the team and his skills.
Peter Siddle Comes Back
Team sheet name missing is Adam Zampa. “Tomorrow, Adam is very stiff to miss out on a game. In the last bit he performed reasonably well for us since he made his comeback. It’s unfortunate that he misses it, but we feel that the two [Nathan Lyon and Glenn Maxwell could play a big part in the next six to ten months,” Finch said.
As far as the batting order is concerned, Finch will open with the wicket keeper Alex Carey, followed by Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh and Peter Handscomb. Carey, who played six ODIs and 19 T20Is for Australia, opened for his country in a few T20I games, but fought on No. In ODIs, 5 or lower.
Finch said about his opening partner: ” It’s just an opportunity to see Alex play in a position he did a lot in Big Bash and cricket for a day. It’s a position he’s been doing well in the last few years. He’s been shuffled around the order a little while ago and he’s gon na get a good chance up there. “
For the first ODI Australia XI: Aaron Finch (c), Alex Carey (wk) Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Nathan Lyon, Jhye Richardson, Jason Behrendorff.