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Faulkner, Coulter-Nile recalled for India tour

James Faulkner.

James Faulkner.  

Richardson, Paine in T20 squad

Australia urged paceman James Faulkner to make the most of his reprieve as he was recalled on Friday for the one-day tour to India, along with fit-again Nathan Coulter-Nile.

Faulkner was surprisingly dropped for the Champions Trophy in June, but his experience in the subcontinent and in the Indian Premier League earned him a place in the squad.

Coulter-Nile, who has recovered from a back injury, gets the chance to add to his 16 ODIs after impressive form in this year’s IPL with the Kolkata Knight Riders.

All-rounder Moises Henriques, as well as injured quartet Chris Lynn, John Hastings, James Pattinson and Mitchell Starc, all miss out despite featuring in the Champions Trophy squad.

Starc has been rested for the entire tour as he continues his recovery from a foot injury, with selectors keeping one eye on this year’s Ashes Test series against England.

In the T20 squad, pacemen Jason Behrendorff and Kane Richardson were selected, while Josh Hazlewood was left out of the T20-leg of the tour.

Veteran all-rounder Dan Christian and wicketkeeper-batsman Tim Paine have both been named in the T20 squad, while Coulter-Nile has also been included for the 20-over matches.

The squads:

ODIs: Steve Smith (Capt.), David Warner, Ashton Agar, Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, Adam Zampa.

T20Is: Steve Smith (Capt.), David Warner, Jason Behrendorff, Dan Christian, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Aaron Finch, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Glenn Maxwell, Tim Paine, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa.

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