Sydney - Australia on Monday included
uncapped fast bowlers Scott Boland and Joel Paris and left leading spinner
Nathan Lyon out of a 13-man squad for the first three one-day internationals
Boland has been on the periphery of the
Test team for the current series against the West Indies, while Western
Australia's Paris has been brought in to the national ODI squad for the first
time for this month's series.
There was no place for Lyon with
all-rounder Glenn Maxwell to be used as the spinning option.
"Scott has continued to impress the
selection panel, having bowled very well for his state Victoria this
year," chairman of selectors Rod Marsh said.
"He certainly deserves this chance at
the top level.
"Joel is an exciting young left-arm
bowler who swings the ball well.
"He has had very good figures in
short-form cricket and we really want him to make the most of this
South Australia paceman Kane Richardson
returns to the side having last played for Australia against South Africa in
Canberra in 2014.
"Kane has had a taste of cricket at
the international level and although that has been interrupted on occasions
through injury we think he is ready to perform consistently for
Australia," Marsh said.
Boland and Paris have been included
following injuries to front-line fast bowlers, including Mitchell Starc, Nathan
Coulter-Nile and Peter Siddle.
Selector Trevor Hohns said Lyon,
Australia's leading all-time Test off-spin wicket-taker, was still in the
panel's thoughts for future ODIs.
"Nathan is not far out of the picture
for one-day cricket, and of course with the (World) T20 coming up it's probably
ideal for him to go back and play some of those games," Hohns told
"We're playing the first few games in
Brisbane and Perth where normally you play with your faster bowlers.
"Glenn Maxwell has done a pretty good
job in the spinning role when we're only playing that one type of
spinner-cum-all-rounder, plus the quicks."
Hohns said selectors would probably
consider two spinners for the T20 World Cup in India in March because of the
playing conditions on the sub-continent.
Shane Watson, Usman Khawaja and Joe Burns
were among other notable players left out of the squad.
It will be the first time top-ranked
Australia have faced India since beating them in the World Cup semi-final at
Sydney last March.
Australia subsequently beat New Zealand in
the final to win their fifth World Cup
India will play five ODIs against India
starting in Perth on January 12, followed by Brisbane on January 15, Melbourne
on January 17, Canberra on January 20 and Sydney on January 23.
Australia - Steve Smith (captain), David Warner, George Bailey, Scott Boland, Josh Hazlewood, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Joel Paris, Matthew Wade.