India won the first two Tests while Australia were victorious in the third match at Indore. The Ahmedabad match ended in a dull draw. Nathan Ellis has been included in the squad after fast bowler Jhye Richardson was injured. Veteran David Warner, who was ruled out of the last two Tests due to an elbow injury, is set to return to the limited-overs side.
Apart from Cummins and Richardson, Australia will also miss Josh Hazlewood in the fast bowling department. He is not in the team due to injury. Ashton Agar is back after being sent home midway through the Test series. He can play with Zampa in spin bowling. Glenn Maxwell (fractured foot) and Mitchell Marsh (ankle surgery) return after recovering from serious injuries in the series.
McDonald said, ‘We have selected the team keeping in mind the balance. We will try to go with eight batsmen for depth in the batting. Before the World Cup, we want to try some combinations. Cummins was given this responsibility after the retirement of limited overs captain Aaron Finch. However, he has captained only two ODIs so far.
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