MELBOURNE, Aug 18: Australia today recalled the pace duo of James Faulkner and Nathan Coulter-Nile for the five-match ODI series against India next month but Mitchell Starc was left out owing to a foot injury.
Faulkner, who was man of the match in the 2015 World Cup final, was omitted from Australia�s Champions Trophy squad. The 27-year-old has played 67 ODIs, grabbing 95 wickets.
India and Australia are set to play five ODIs and three Twenty20s between September 17 and October 13.
�Pacemen James Faulkner and Nathan Coulter-Nile have been recalled to Australia�s ODI squad for their tour of India in September and October, as have all-rounders Ashton Agar and Hilton Cartwright,� Cricket Australia said in a statement.
The 29-year-old Coulter-Nile, who has also been picked in the Twenty20 squad, has been battling injuries in recent years, which has resulted in a mere 16 ODI appearances. He has 27 wickets to his credit in the 50-over format.
Cricket Australia stated that Coulter-Nile had been picked after having �shown impressive signs in the Indian Premier League earlier this year�. The pacer turns up for Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL.
�Nathan brings raw pace to the side with good variation. It is great to see him back from injury and we are hopeful he will have a big impact in this series,� selector Trevor Hohns said.
�James Faulkner is a solid one-day campaigner and is very familiar with subcontinent conditions, coming off a very good tour of Sri Lanka last year. We hope that he will take his chance in returning to the one-day side,� he added. � PTI
ODI squad: Steve Smith (C), David Warner, Ashton Agar, Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Patrick Cummins, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, Adam Zampa.
T20 squad: Steve Smith (C), David Warner (VC), Jason Behrendorff, Dan Christian, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Patrick Cummins, Aaron Finch, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Glenn Maxwell, Tim Paine, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa.