Australia will travel to India to play ODI matches and T20 internationals and head coach Justin Langer has clarified that the squad travelling to India is not Australia’s final World Cup team and there are still places up for grab.
Australia were recently defeated by visiting Team India in Tests and ODIs.
“Whether you are on this tour or not, there is still going to be spots up for grabs. But the World Cup is going to come up sooner than you know and guys like Steve Smith and Dave Warner are obviously going to bang very hard on the door. So there is going to be some competition there, but that’s good as there is going to be some guys that need to stay on their toes the entire time and keep playing great cricket every time we play.”
In a major setback for Australia, Mitchell Starc has been ruled out of the tour owing to his injury. “It’s really disappointing for him as he bowled so well in that last Test match. (It’s) disappointing for us as we would have loved to have him there, but hopefully, he will be right for that second leg against Pakistan” said Langer on his premier pacer.