Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Cricket Australia: Australian men’s squad for the Qantas Test tour of India

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The National Selection Panel (NSP) has named the following 18-player men’s Test squad for the Qantas Tour of India.

The Australian men’s team plays Test matches in Nagpur, Delhi, Dharamsala and Ahmedabad in February/March. A squad for three one-day internationals will be announced at a later date.

Australia:

Pat Cummins (NSW/Penrith Cricket Club) (c)

Ashton Agar (WA/University Cricket Club)

Scott Boland (VIC/Frankston Peninsula Cricket Club)

Alex Carey (SA/Glenelg Cricket Club)

Cameron Green ((WA/Subiaco-Floreat Cricket Club)

Josh Hazlewood (NSW/St George Cricket Club)

Peter Handscomb (VIC/St Kilda Cricket Club)

Travis Head (SA/Tea Tree Gully Cricket Club)

Usman Khawaja (QLD/Valley District Cricket Club)

Marnus Labuschagne (QLD/Redlands Cricket Club)

Nathan Lyon (NSW/Northern District Cricket Club)

Lance Morris (WA/Scarborough Cricket Club)

Todd Murphy (VIC/St Kilda Cricket Club)

Matthew Renshaw (QLD/Toombul District CC)

Steve Smith (NSW/Sutherland Cricket Club) (vc)

Mitchell Starc (NSW/Manly Warringah Cricket Club)

Mitchell Swepson (QLD/Sandgate-Redcliffe Cricket Club)

David Warner (NSW/Randwick Petersham Cricket Club)

NB: Fast bowler Mitchell Starc will join the squad following the first Test in Nagpur.

Peter Handscomb, Todd Murphy and Mitchell Swepson have been added from the last Test match in Sydney while Cameron Green and Mitchell Starc have been named in expectation of successful respective returns from injury. Marcus Harris missed selection.

NSP Chair of Selectors George Bailey said: “After a successful home summer the squad is excited by the challenge a Test tour to the subcontinent provides. We have selected a squad that provides the depth and flexibility required to adapt depending on the conditions we may encounter.”

Bailey said the combination of left and right-hand batters, four specialist spinners and six fast bowlers, including allrounder Cameron Green, offers options in varying settings.

“Peter Handscomb deserves his place back in the squad,” Bailey said. “His domestic form has been strong recently and Pete has proven he can perform at Test level.

“His experience against spin on the subcontinent is valuable and he is also an exceptionally good close to the wicket catcher.

“Ashton Agar continues to impress following his comeback in Sydney and we believe left-arm finger spin will play an important role in Indian conditions.

“Mitchell Swepson has recent Test experience in the sub-continent and offers leg-spinning variety.

“Todd Murphy has progressed quickly having impressed in domestic cricket and recently with Australia A. With those performances Todd has emerged as a strong spin option.

“Selection in this squad also provides another opportunity to spend time alongside Nathan Lyon and assistant coach Daniel Vettori in India which will be invaluable to his development.

“The tour coincides with the resumption of the Marsh Sheffield Shield competition in Australia and the longer break between the second and third Tests may provide an opportunity to review the squad and make any further adjustments necessary.”

Australia will leave for India in early February.

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