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Australia's limited-overs specialists arrive in Chennai

The visiting Australians would play a warm-up match on September 12 against a Board President's XI to be led by Gurkeerat Mann.

Edited by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [Updated:09 Sep 2017, 11:00 AM IST]
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James Faulkner and Aaron Finch of Australia discuss tactics during gamePhoto:GETTY IMAGES

A batch of Australia's squad to play in the five-match one-day internationals series against India arrived on Friday. The limited-overs specialists, who arrived from Australia via Singapore, were: Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Travis Head, Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa, and Kane Richardson. 

Another group of players, including skipper Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner, would arrive in the city on Saturday morning from Bangladesh, where the team was involved in a two-Test series. 

Paceman Richardson was not in the squad picked initially, but came in as a replacement for Josh Hazlewood -- who sustained an injury during the first Test against Bangladesh. 

The 14-man team will be involved in an ODI series, followed by three T20 internationals against India, the first of which would be played at the M A Chidambaram stadium here, on September 17. 

The visiting Australians would play a warm-up match on September 12 against a Board President's XI to be led by Gurkeerat Mann. 

Australia team for ODIs in India: Steve Smith (C), David Warner, Ashton Agar, Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Patrick Cummins, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (WK), Adam Zampa and Kane Richardson.

(With PTI Inputs)