Perth - Australian pacemen Joel Paris and
Scott Boland will make their international debuts but Shaun Marsh will miss out
when the one-day series opener against India starts in Perth on Tuesday.
Western Australia's Paris and Victoria's
Boland get their chance following the retirement of Mitchell Johnson and injury
to Mitchell Starc.
Australia captain Steve Smith said Paris's
left-arm swing in his home conditions swayed the selectors in his favour.
"Traditionally we like to play a
left-armer here who can use the breeze and move the ball so hopefully he'll be
able to do that for us tomorrow," Smith told reporters on Monday.
"He's been very impressive in the
(one-day) Matador Cup in the last couple of years and in the T20 Big Bash this
year. We look forward to seeing how he goes.
"It's a good opportunity for him and
some other young quicks around the country. So it's an exciting time for Joel
to make his debut at the WACA."
Boland gets the nod after being on the
fringes of the Australian Test team this season.
"His death bowling has been very
impressive," said Smith of Boland's efforts with the Melbourne Stars in
"I think he hits a yorker as well as
anyone at the moment. He's got a bit of pace to him so hopefully he can hurry
up the Indian batters a bit."
Smith said he would decide who takes the
important final overs of the Indian innings on the day.
"We've got a few options, all of our
fast bowlers in this game can perform a role at the death," Smith said.
Marsh, who has scored 218 runs in five
matches for the Perth Scorchers in the BBL at 72.67, could not force his way
back into the Australian team with George Bailey filling the batting spot left
by the retirement of former captain Michael Clarke.
"It's very difficult but Shaun's been
exceptional," Smith said.
Marsh has been unlucky this season after
scoring his highest Test score of 182 in the first Test against the West Indies
in Hobart, only to make way for the return from injury of Usman Khawaja in the
second Melbourne Test.
"He hasn't whinged once, he's taken it
on the chin and he's been great around the group," Smith said.
"He's been really impressive and
hopefully every time he goes back (to state cricket) he can continue to
dominate, keep scoring big runs and to put his name up there."
Australia - David Warner, Aaron Finch,
Steve Smith (captain), George Bailey, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh, Mathew
Wade, James Faulkner, Joel Paris, Scott Boland, Josh Hazlewood.