Australia call up D’Arcy Short to replace Sean Abbott for India ODIs

Sean Abbott was ruled out for up to four weeks due to a side strain suffered in the ongoing Big Bash League and will miss the three-match series on January 14-19.
Australia's D'Arcy Short plays a shot.(PTI)
Australia's D'Arcy Short plays a shot.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 30, 2019 02:28 PM IST
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Melbourne | ByIndo Asian News Service

Australia on Monday called up D’Arcy Short into their one-day squad for their tour of India next month in place of pacer Sean Abbott.

Abbott was ruled out for up to four weeks due to a side strain suffered in the ongoing Big Bash League and will miss the three-match series on January 14-19.

“It is extremely unfortunate for Sean who is very much a part of our white-ball squad plans leading into the ICC T20 World Cup and the World Cup,” selector Trevor Hohns was quoted as saying by www.cricket.com.au.

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“D’Arcy offers the squad another spinning all-rounder option along with Ashton Agar, which along with the four world class fast bowlers and Adam Zampa balances the squad out nicely. His proven record and ability to bat anywhere in the order will also be a great asset to the squad.”

Australia already have pacers Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc and Kane Richardson to bolster to their arsenal against the Men in Blue.

Australia ODI squad: Aaron Finch (c), Ashton Agar, Alex Carey (vc), Pat Cummins (vc), Peter Handscomb, Josh Hazlewood, Marnus Labuschagne, Kane Richardson, D’Arcy Short, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Ashton Turner, David Warner, Adam Zampa

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