India vs Australia 2018 Tests: This has to be the most unique way in which a Test country has announced its team. This is not the norm, but there is no harm in thinking out of the box and Cricket Australia has done it to perfection. In a video released by Cricket Australia, a person with the pitch roller walks through a pitch and we get to see the name of Shaun Marsh, then a shirt left for drying after a wash has Pat Cummins name written in it, a little kid wears a cap which has the name of Nathan Lyon. It is as innovative as you have never seen something before, but it is also catchy, quirky and good. It holds the attention of the viewer beautifully. Also Read - ICC Could Formalise T20 World Cup Postponement Today, October Window Likely For IPL
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Meanwhile, hosts Australia has announced a 14-member squad for the upcoming Test series against India. The squad was announced for the first two Tests and Usman Khawaja marked a comeback as Marcus Harris gets set for debut. Peter Handscomb who was not part of the Tests against Pakistan has also been recalled.
“The squad features a talented group of batsmen and bowlers who have displayed good form in the Sheffield Shield competition to date,” national selector Trevor Hohns said in a statement after announcing the 14-man squad for the first two Tests. “We will select a final team of 12 prior to each Test, and the two remaining squad members will be released to get important match time in the Sheffield Shield.”
Australia Squad (for India Test series)
Tim Paine (captain, wk), Aaron Finch, Pat Cummins, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood (vc), Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Mitch Marsh (vc), Shaun Marsh, Mitchell Starc, Chris Tremain, Peter Siddle.