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India vs Australia: Adam Zampa, Billy Stanlake included in hosts' playing XI for ODI series decider at MCG

  • FirstCricket Staff
  • January 17th, 2019
  • 11:45:21 IST

Australia included leg spinner Adam Zampa and fast bowler Billy Stanlake in their playing XI for the ODI series-decider against India on Friday.

After left-arm quick Jason Behrendorff was ruled out with back soreness, the selection committee drafted in Stanlake into the side and roped in Kane Richardson as a cover in the squad.

Adam Zampa comes in place of off-spinner Nathan Lyon. AFP

Adam Zampa comes in place of off-spinner Nathan Lyon. AFP

Spinner Nathan Lyon has been dropped from the XI, paving way for Zampa.

Richardson earned the national call up after some fabulous performances for the Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League, where the right-arm paceman bagged 14 wickets in seven matches.

Injured Behrendorff and all-rounder Mitch Marsh have not been released to play in the Big Bash for Perth Scorchers, the latter will stay with the ODI squad in Melbourne

After losing the first ODI in Sydney, Virat Kohli-led side bounced back in Adelaide to level the series 1-1. The last fixture of India's tour is scheduled to be played on 18 January at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

Australia XI: Aaron Finch, Alex Carey, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Peter Siddle, Adam Zampa, Billy Stanlake

Updated Date: January 17, 2019 11:45:21 IST

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