Qantas Tour of England - ODIs

New skippers, new faces for winter tours

Spinner Nathan Lyon also returns while an uncapped Queensland duo are named in the T20 squad for tours of England and Zimbabwe

Sam Ferris

08 May 2018, 03:00 PM

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Tim Paine and Aaron Finch have been confirmed as Australia's new ODI and T20 captains respectively, while uncapped Queensland pair Mitchell Swepson and Jack Wildermuth have earned a shock selection for the upcoming tours of England and Zimbabwe.

New Test skipper Paine will lead the ODI side in the UK in the absence of banned former captain Steve Smith, while opener Finch has been named his one-day deputy for the five-match series.

ODI squad: Tim Paine (c), Aaron Finch (vc), Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Nathan Lyon, Glenn Maxwell, Shaun Marsh, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, D’Arcy Short, Billy Stanlake, Marcus Stoinis, Andrew Tye

T20 squad: Aaron Finch (c), Alex Carey (vc), Ashton Agar, Travis Head, Nic Maddinson, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, D’Arcy Short, Billy Stanlake, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Swepson, Andrew Tye, Jack Wildermuth

Finch will lead the T20 international team alongside young South Australian gloveman Alex Carey, who has been named vice-captain, for a one-off T20 in England and a T20 tri-series in Zimbabwe that follows.

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But Paine's appointment as ODI skipper is a temporary one with a long-term captain yet to be named ahead of Australia's World Cup defence next year.

"Tim is a strong leader and will captain the side for this series, supported by Aaron," said selector Trevor Hohns.

"A decision on a permanent one-day captain will be made in due course."

D'Arcy Short has been named in the ODI squad for the first time and is set to open alongside Finch, with veteran batsman Shaun Marsh also returning to help plug the gaps left by Smith and David Warner.

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"D'Arcy is relatively new to one-day cricket but impressed us with his form in T20 cricket last season," Hohns said.

"He brings an all-round package to the side, with strong fielding and bowling skills and we believe he will combine very well with Aaron at the top of the order."

Powerhouse batsman Chris Lynn has not been selected in either squad, while Carey has been earmarked to play as a batter in the one-day team.

"Alex is a very smart one-day player who can also bat anywhere in the order," Hohns said.

"With Tim in the side Alex will be the back-up wicket-keeper, but we believe his game is strong enough to play as a batter only."

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Australia will be without the services of pace spearheads Mitchell Starc (leg) and Pat Cummins (back), who both were injured on the disastrous Test tour of South Africa and were subsequently ruled out of the lucrative Indian Premier League. Both are expected to return for the Test series against Pakistan in the UAE later this year.

Leading the ODI attack instead will be Josh Hazlewood, supported by Kane Richardson, Jhye Richardson and Andrew Tye as well as Billy Stanlake, who is on the mend after breaking his finger in the IPL.

Spinners Ashton Agar and Nathan Lyon have both been named in the ODI squad, while Brisbane Heat leg-spinner Swepson joins Agar in the T20I outfit, with fellow leggie Adam Zampa overlooked entirely.

"Nathan is our number one off-spinner and has excelled with the red ball, however he is not new to white ball cricket and deserves his chance to push for World Cup selection," Hohns said.

"England potentially have a number of left-handers in their side and we look forward to seeing what he can produce with the white-ball in English conditions.

"Adam hasn’t performed to the level we would have liked in recent times and we see this as a good opportunity for other spinning options to press their case ahead of the Cricket World Cup."

Explosive batsmen Nic Maddinson and Short as well as uncapped allrounder Wildermuth have been named in the T20 squad to face England in a one-off match at Edgbaston on June 27 before the squad flies to Zimbabwe to take on the hosts and Pakistan in a tri-series.

"(Selectors) hold Jack in high regard as young player on the rise," T20 selector Mark Waugh said of Wildermuth.

"He has shown excellent all-round skills at the first-class level, particularly with the ball in the Big Bash.

"We look forward to seeing what he can produce at the international level.

"Nic (Maddinson) has been selected off the back of a very good Big Bash season. He is a very talented player and with his batting skills has the ability to be very dangerous in this format."

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The ODI captaincy is another remarkable step in Paine’s comeback story that now includes resurrection as a Tasmanian Tiger, a shock Ashes selection, stoic performances with both gloves and bat and captaining his country at Test level.

Australia have two warm-up fixtures at Hove (June 7) and Lord’s (June 9) before starting their ODI campaign at The Oval on June 13.

Qantas tours of England and Zimbabwe

ODI squad: Tim Paine (c), Aaron Finch (vc), Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Nathan Lyon, Glenn Maxwell, Shaun Marsh, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, D’Arcy Short, Billy Stanlake, Marcus Stoinis, Andrew Tye

T20 squad: Aaron Finch (c), Alex Carey (vc), Ashton Agar, Travis Head, Nic Maddinson, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, D’Arcy Short, Billy Stanlake, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Swepson, Andrew Tye, Jack Wildermuth

Qantas Tour of England

June 7: Warm-up v Sussex, Hove (D/N)

June 9: Warm-up v Middlesex, Lord's

June 13: First ODI, The Oval (D/N)

June 16: Second ODI, Cardiff

June 19: Third ODI, Trent Bridge (D/N)

June 21: Fourth ODI, Durham (D/N)

June 24: Fifth ODI, Old Trafford

June 27: Only T20, Edgbaston (D/N)

Qantas T20I tri-series Tour of Zimbabwe

Sunday, July 1: Zimbabwe vs Pakistan

Monday, July 2: Pakistan vs Australia

Tuesday, July 3: Australia vs Zimbabwe

Wednesday, July 4: Zimbabwe vs Pakistan

Thursday, July 5: Pakistan vs Australia

Friday, July 6: Australia vs Zimbabwe

Sunday, July 8: Final