Australia vs. Sri Lanka Take a look at sequence; alternatives, groups, Glenn Maxwell in line for choice, Travis Head harm, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Swepson

Glenn Maxwell is in line for a shock Take a look at return after Travis Head was dominated out of Australia’s remaining one-day worldwide in opposition to Sri Lanka.

Head damage his hamstring on Tuesday when Sri Lanka took an unassailable 3-1 lead within the five-match sequence in Colombo, including to an extended checklist of accidents for the guests.

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Based on NewsCorp, Head has but to be dominated out and is hopeful of being match however time is in opposition to him.

ODI captain Aaron Finch was requested about Head’s health and mentioned he was “unsure” if he can be match for the two-match Take a look at sequence starting on July 29 in Galle.

“Particularly the place he fields within the outfield, he does numerous kilometers and the bottom is sort of heavy,” Finch mentioned, including that Head’s absence was a “bit extra of a precaution.”

Maxwell has now been added to the Take a look at squad and will play his first Take a look at match in 5 years.

Australian batsman Glenn Maxwell on Take a look at responsibility in India.Supply: AFP

The opposite gamers within the combine to interchange Head embrace all-rounder Mitchell Marsh and Josh Inglis.

Maxwell’s skill to play spin bowling can be a key asset for the Australians with all seven of his Take a look at matches approaching the sub continent. They embrace a tour of India the place he made a maiden century in 2017. His off-spin bowling would even be useful on surfaces anticipated to favor sluggish bowling.

The 33-year-old spoke concerning the upcoming Sri Lanka tour earlier this yr and was assured he may play a component.

“I do know it is particular to my skillset and the way in which I play sluggish bowling, particularly in these situations, that may have been one thing to sway (selectors),” he advised earlier this month.

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“However I feel the way in which they’ve proven religion of their present squad is sensible.

“It is good that the door’s not closed however I additionally thought it was good that they confirmed religion in that squad.”

Australia additionally faces a range headache over its spin choices.

Ashton Agar was in line to companion Nathan Lyon however has picked up a aspect pressure all however ruling him out of the sequence opener subsequent week.

Mitchell Swepson is the frontrunner having performed in opposition to Pakistan earlier within the yr whereas Australia has introduced Jon Holland, Matthew Kuhnemann and Todd Murphy will stay in Sri Lanka after the Australia Tour to proceed their growth in subcontinental situations.


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