Australia have withdrawn all-rounder Mitchell Marsh from the One-Day International (ODI) squad three days ahead of the five-match series against Sri Lanka. Marsh, who featured in all the three Tests in the subcontinent, will return home to recuperate ahead of the ODI series in South Africa in late September.
“It’s a big summer ahead for him. We’ve obviously got some quality all-rounders in our one-day squad anyway, so we get a chance to freshen him up and ready to go for South Africa and moving forward,” Darren Lehmann, the Australia head coach, said on Thursday (August 18).
Australia, who have the services of two other all-rounders in James Faulkner and Moises Henriques, haven’t named a replacement for Marsh yet. The ODI series will begin on August 21 and go on till September 4.
Australia ODI squad: Steve Smith (c), David Warner (vc), George Bailey, Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Shaun Marsh, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade (wk), Adam Zampa