Peter Forrest's chances of making his ODI debut on Sunday in Adelaide have been boosted after the Australian selectors confirmed Michael Hussey would be rested. Australia will take only 12 men to Adelaide for the match against India, with Hussey to remain in Perth and Ben Hilfenhaus heading home to Hobart.
The allrounder Mitchell Marsh will join the squad after missing the first two games so he could play in Western Australia's Sheffield Shield match against Queensland at the Gabba. It remains to be seen whether the selectors will play Marsh and Daniel Christian in the same side given their similar styles, and Christian has done his chances no harm with two solid performances over the past week.
The most likely change is a straight swap between Hussey and Forrest, who had been expected to make his debut against Sri Lanka on Friday but was ultimately left out of the side. Prior to the series, the Australian selectors named a squad for the first three ODIs, so a new group will be confirmed for the next portion of the series in the coming few days.
Australia David Warner, Matthew Wade (wk), Ricky Ponting, Michael Clarke (capt), David Hussey, Peter Forrest, Daniel Christian, Mitchell Marsh, Ryan Harris, Clint McKay, Mitchell Starc, Xavier Doherty.