Australia will be touring England in the month of June for limited over series. The series comprises of Five ODI’s and a single T20I. The kangaroos had a tough time since a month due to the ball-tampering allegations at the Newlands, Capetown. Their key players Steve Smith and David Warner have been banned for a year by Cricket Australia and this tour will be a “test of character” for the new look squad to shine at the overseas conditions.
Tim Paine has been named the captain for the side in ODI ‘s while Aaron Finch will lead the T20’ s. This series will also be the first assignment for Justin Langer as a full-time coach. Darren Lehmann resigned from his role in the sandpaper gate soon after the fourth test in the controversial series against Southafrica.
The squads were announced a week back which has a blend of youth and experience. Shaun Marsh and Nathan Lyon were fortunate enough to find the spots in ODI ‘s. It will be really interesting to see the performance of this new look squad under Tim Paine.
The five ODI’s will be played at London, Cardiff, Nottingham, Chester-le-street and Manchester respectively, while the only T20I will take place at Birmingham.
This series will be a part of preparations for the World cup 2019 and the visiting teams will try to trace out their best XI at the English conditions.
Australia will also play two warm-up games before the series against Sussex and Middlesex on June 7 and June 9.
Please find the schedule below :
June 7: Australia vs Sussex (Hove)
June 9: Australia vs Middlesex (Lords)
June 13: 1st ODI (London)
June 16: 2nd ODI (Cardiff)
June 19: 3rd ODI (Nottingham)
June 21: 4th ODI (Chester-le-street)
June 24: 5th ODI (Manchester)
June 27: Only T20I (Birmingham)
Australian squads for the tour :
AUSTRALIAN ODI SQUAD TO FACE ENGLAND: Tim Paine (c), Aaron Finch, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Nathan Lyon, Glenn Maxwell, Shaun Marsh, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, D’Arcy Short, Billy Stanlake, Marcus Stoinis, Andrew Tye.
AUSTRALIAN TWENTY20 SQUAD: Aaron Finch (c), Alex Carey (vc), Ashton Agar, Travis Head, Nic Maddinson, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, D’Arcy Short, Billy Stanlake, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Swepson, Andrew Tye, Jack Wildermuth
The Squad is not announced for England