Mitchell Starc makes comeback in Australia’s ODI squad for Caribbean tri-series: Australia name their 16-man squad for the upcoming ODI tri-series against West Indies and South Africa in the Caribbean this June in which Mitchell Starc, the bowling spearhead of Australia has been included. Starc will return from his long injury lay-off in this tri-series after being undergone an ankle surgery in December due to a fracture.
Starc played his last match against New Zealand in the third Test in Adelaide last November. Along with Starc some other notable selections include the uncapped batsman Travis Head and Australia’s No.1 Test spinner Nathan Lyon.
The tri-series involving West Indies, South Africa and Australia begins on June 3 and Australia will kick-off their next international campaign on June 6 against South Africa in Guyana after World T20 exit.
National selector Rod Marsh said: “Mitchell has progressed very well in his rehab and the medical staff are confident he will be fit to play in this series.”It is extremely pleasing to have a bowler of his calibre back in the side.”
“Nathan has bowled very well in the West Indies in the past and we are predicting we will see some slow, turning pitches. Adam Zampa has impressed us in India during the World T20 and has bowled consistently well, and with confidence, when given his opportunity.”
“Travis has put in some match-winning performances in all three formats of the game this summer. He is an exciting young batsman with a bright future and if he gets his opportunity, I have no doubt he will make the most of it.”
However wicketkeeper-batsman Peter Nevill has lost his spot in the side and Matthew Wade has been brought back.
AUSTRALIA SQUAD: Steve Smith (Captain), David Warner (Vice-Captain), George Bailey, Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, John Hastings, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade, Adam Zampa