Australian one-day international squad for India announced
The Australian Cricket Board (ACB) today announced a squad of 14 for the five-game one-day international series against India, beginning on 25 March 2001.
The squad, which is sponsored by Kelvinator, is:
|Stephen Waugh (Captain)||New South Wales|
|Adam Gilchrist (Vice-captain)||Western Australia|
|Michael Bevan||New South Wales|
|Nathan Bracken||New South Wales|
|Jason Gillespie||South Australia|
|Darren Lehmann||South Australia|
|Damien Martyn||Western Australia|
|Glenn McGrath||New South Wales|
|Mark Waugh||New South Wales|
|Steve Bernard (Team Manager)||New South Wales|
|Pat Farhart (Physiotherapist)||New South Wales|
|John Buchanan (Coach)||Queensland|
|Jock Campbell (Fitness Adviser)||New South Wales|
(Cricket Analyst/Assistant Manager)
Jason Gillespie is the only addition to the squad that won the 2000-01 Carlton Series against the West Indies and Zimbabwe. The right-arm quick missed the series due to a hamstring injury.
Additional players to the Test squad that is currently playing in India are Michael Bevan, Ian Harvey, Darren Lehmann, Andrew Symonds and Nathan Bracken. The Test players not taking part in the one-day international series are Michael Slater, Justin Langer, Colin Miller, Michael Kasprowicz and Matthew Hayden.
All-rounder Ian Harvey's place on the tour is subject to a fitness test. This test will take place a few days before the team departs for India. Harvey fractured his right thumb on 3 March during the Bushrangers versus Tasmanian Tigers match in Hobart.
Head-to-head, Australia and India have played 62 matches, Australia winning 36, India winning 23, with three no results.
In India, Australia has played 39 matches, winning 21, losing 15, with three no results.
Australia last played India in Nairobi during the ICC Knockout. India won this match by 20 runs.
The one-day international series begins in Bangalore on 25 March. The players then move to Pune for the second game (28 March), followed by Indore (31 March), Visakapatnam (3 April) and Goa (6 April).