After spending a prolonged period of time on the rehab table, Glenn Maxwell, who broke his leg in a freak accident in November, and Mitchell Marsh, who was suffering from an ankle injury and underwent surgery for the same, have been named in the Australia squad for the upcoming ODI series between two nations in March. The side to be led by Pat Cummins will also have David Warner back in the side after the opener flew back home after suffering an elbow injury during the Delhi Test last week.
Maxwell slipped and fractured his left fibula for which he underwent surgery on November 13 which vanished his hopes of making a comeback for the Test series against India. Now that he is back to his full fitness, Australia have decided not to leave him out for he is going to be one of the most important players in their bid to win the 2023 50-Over World Cup.
Cricket Australia have also called back Jhye Richardson to the set-up after the pacer suffered a long international lay-off due to consistent injuries. He also missed the closing stages of the Big Bash League due to a hamstring injury.
However, Cricket Australia (CA) have decided to go a little conservative with Josh Hazlewood, who led the national side in an ODI last summer, keeping an eye on his Achilles injury that has seen him going back to Australia without playing a Test in India.
"It would be great for Josh to be part of this series but we have taken a conservative view ahead of a very important winter in England of which he will be an integral part," selection chief George Bailey said.
The matches will be played in Mumbai, Vizag, and Chennai from March 17 to March 22.
Australia 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