Cricket Australia (CA) on Monday announced the team for Australia’s forthcoming ODI matches against Zimbabwe and New Zealand. The two three-match rubbers are a part of the ODI Super League to help teams qualify for the 2023 World Cup.
Adam Zampa, Australia’s top white ball spinner, has returned after taking paternity leave and missing the team’s tour of Sri Lanka. On the other hand pacer, Pat Cummins has been rested. Ashton Agar, a left-arm spinner, has also been added to the team and is anticipated to make a full recovery from a side injury.
A number of players who were a part of Australia’s trip to Sri Lanka will rest for the ODI series. The roster did not include Mitchell Swepson, Josh Inglis, Jhye Richardson, Travis Head and Matthew Kuhnemann. Sean Abbot, Marcus Stoinis, and all re-enter the setup.
“These series against New Zealand the world’s No.1 ranked ODI side, and Zimbabwe will be good contests, providing an opportunity to play some great cricket in the lead-up to the home summer,” said George Bailey, the chair of selectors, on Monday (July 18).
“The team is excited to be marking the start of a huge summer with these matches in North Queensland,” Bailey added.
The home team will play Zimbabwe in Townsville. Later they will play their Trans-Tasman opponents in Cairns in both of the series. Which will take place in North Queensland. The first ODI game against New Zealand will take place on September 6. The series against Zimbabwe will begin on August 28.
During the T20I series, the Men in Yellow absolutely outperformed Sri Lanka, although they were defeated in the 50-over matches. Following the white-ball games, both teams faced off against one another in a two-match Test series that resulted in a 1-1 tie.
Australia ODI squad against ZIM and NZ: Aaron Finch (c), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa