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Steve Smith named Australia's ODI skipper

Steve Smith named Australia's ODI skipper

India Blooms News Service | | 12 Aug 2015, 04:56 pm
Sydney, Aug 12 (IBNS): Australian has named Steve Smith as their new ODI skipper for the series against England and Ireland.

With seven new faces in the squad, Smith will captain a side which will face a spirited England following their Ashes victory.

Batsman Joe Burns has been included in the Australian side after he performed well in India while playing the ODI series in the Asian soil for Australia A.

Mitchell Johnson and Josh Hazlewood have been rested after Australia's poor show in the Ashes.

Australia will play a lone ODI match against Ireland in Belfast on Aug 27 followed a T20 match and a five-match ODI series against England.

Australia ODIs squad: Steve Smith (c), Ashton Agar, George Bailey, Joe Burns, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Patrick Cummins, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh, James Pattinson, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, Shane Watson, David Warner, Cameron Boyce (T20I only).


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