Josh Inglis To Make Debut For Australia In 1st T20I
CRICDOT DESK : Australian skipper Aaron Finch confirmed on Thursday that Josh Inglis will make his debut on the first T20I following a five-game series against Sri Lanka. Australia and Sri Lanka will meet on Friday at the first T20I at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Finch also confirmed that Inglis defeated Australia in third place on his first T20I.
English has replaced Mitchell Marsh in the lineup, Ben McDermott has begun batting on behalf of David Warner, and cricket.com says these are the only changes from the Australian side who won last year’s T20 World Cup final. Reported.
Marsh and Warner have rested from a series with Sri Lanka. Travis Head will face Sheffield Shield in South Australia, so the first three games will not be available. “Ben McDermott has been in unbelievable nick so to get him at the top of the order was really crucial for us. And Josh Inglis has been someone who has been shuffled around the order a little bit. His selection is a sign of how well he`s played over the last couple of years, but also how great he was around the group at the T20 World Cup,” cricket.com.au quoted Finch as saying.
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“He hasn’t got the runs he would have liked throughout the Big Bash as he has done in the past. But he was playing slightly different roles. So it’s a great opportunity for him,” he added.
Australia playing XI for 1st T20I: Ben McDermott, Aaron Finch (c), Josh Inglis, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.