November 24, 2022

Starc, Marsh and Stoinis from Australia outside India

Cricket Australia said on Wednesday Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis and Mitchell Marsh will miss the T20 tour of India through injury.

CA’s statement said: “The trio’s injuries are minor, but with travel involved for three games in three separate cities over six days in India, Australia have taken a cautious approach with their T20 World Cup campaign which is due to start on Oct. 22 when they face New Zealand at the SCG.

Starc, Marsh and Stoinis, with knee, ankle and side injuries respectively, will be replaced by Nathan Ellis, Daniel Sams and Sean Abbott.

While Marsh and Stoinis’ injuries emerged in Australia’s North Queensland ODI series against Zimbabwe and Cairns, Starc is a late shutout after a knee CT scan today in Sydney.

Australia will play the T20 series at home against the West Indies and England ahead of the World Cup, with Warner, Marsh and Stoinis expected to be available for those games.

The Australian squad will fly to India early Thursday and the first match will be played next Tuesday in Mohali.

They play again on September 23 in Nagpur before the final match two days later in Hyderabad.

Australia will then return home before hosting the West Indies on October 5-7 in Queensland.

Australian T20 Tour India 2022

September 20: First T20, Mohali, September 20

September 23: Second T20, Nagpur, September 23

September 25: Third T20, Hyderabad, September 25

TEAMS

Australia team: Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Tim David, Nathan Ellis, Aaron Finch (c), Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Daniel Sams, Steve Smith, Matthew Wade, Adam Zampa.

India team: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul (vc), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandaran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar , Jasprit Bumrah.