Sydney - Australia's pace spearhead Mitchell Starc will miss
the limited-overs tour of India starting next month as he continues his
recovery from a foot injury.
Australia will play India in five one-day internationals and
three Twenty20 matches but Starc's injury was taking longer to heal than
expected and he would be rested to boost his chances of playing England in the
Ashes series, the team said on Friday.
"We have recently reviewed the progress of Mitchell's
right foot injury and the healing process has been slower than we would have
liked," team physio David Beakley said in a statement.
"Consequently, in order to ensure his best possible
preparation for the Ashes, he will be unavailable for the tour of India and
will continue his rehab in Australia with an aim to have him play for New South
Wales in the domestic one-day cup."
Fast bowling all-rounder James Faulkner, who was overlooked
for the Champions Trophy and missed out on a national contract, has instead
been recalled, along with Nathan Coulter-Nile.
They join a pace battery featuring Josh Hazlewood and Pat
Cummins, with all-rounder Hilton Cartwright.
Uncapped Western Australia paceman Jason Behrendorff has
been selected in Australia's T20 squad following his return from an injury
setback, along with veteran all-rounder Dan Christian and Tasmania wicketkeeper
The limited-overs tour starts September 17.
One-day squad: Steve Smith (captain), 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.
T20 squad: Steve Smith (captain), David Warner, Jason Behrendorff, Dan Christian, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Patrick Cummins, Aaron Finch, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Glenn Maxwell, Tim Paine, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa.