Western Australian Joel Paris will make his international debut in front of a packed home crowd, so will Victorian paceman Scott Boland, as Australia announced their eleven to face India in the first ODI of the five-match series at the WACA on Tuesday.
A 23-year-old left-armer, Paris has been fast-tracked into the Australia squad following the retirement of Mitchell Johnson and injury to Mitchell Starc. Selection is also just reward for Boland, who has leaped into the national picture and had been on the fringes of the Australian Test team this summer.
Shaun Marsh, who has scored 218 runs in five matches for the Perth Scorchers at 72.67 and a strike-rate of 128.24, misses out on a return to the Australian team with George Bailey filling the batting spot left vacant by retired Michael Clarke.
India have yet to name their playing XI, but uncapped paceman Barinder Sran looks set to make his international debut following the series-ending injury to Mohammed Shami.
Shami re-injured his hamstring in the warm up of India’s Twenty20 match against a Western Australia XI on Friday, and was ruled out of the tour on Saturday. Fast bowler Bhuvenshwar Kumar has joined the India squad to replace Shami.
Australia XI: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Steve Smith (c), George Bailey, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh, Mathew Wade (wk), James Faulkner, Joel Paris, Scott Boland, Josh Hazlewood