Three newcomers for Australia ODIs in S.Africa

Sydney: Australia picked three newcomers
Monday to cover the absence of fast bowling spearheads
Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood for their one-day series in
South Africa this month.
     Selectors included Victorian Chris Tremain and South
Australians Joe Mennie and Daniel Worrall in a 15-man squad
after deciding to rest Starc and Hazlewood after the recent
Test and ODI series in Sri Lanka.
     Starc and Hazlewood have been given time off to refresh
ahead of the Australian summer season, while Usman Khawaja,
Moises Henriques and Nathan Lyon were left out of the South
Africa-bound squad.
     "Chris, Joe and Daniel all had terrific summers last year
and have also impressed us during the recent Australia A
series with consistent performances," chief selector Rod Marsh
said.
     "They are young players with a bright future who
thoroughly deserve their selection.
     "We look forward to seeing them work with John Hastings
and Scott Boland, who have both performed well for Australia
since returning from injury."
     Captain Steve Smith, who was rested from the Sri Lanka
tour after the second of five ODIs, returns to lead the side
in South Africa.
     The tour comprises six ODIs with the first against
Ireland on September 27 followed by five against South Africa
beginning on September 30.
     Australia - Steve Smith (capt), David Warner, George
Bailey, Scott Boland, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, John
Hastings, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Joe
Mennie, Chris Tremain, Matthew Wade, Daniel Worrall, Adam
Zampa.

AFP