Mitch Marsh withdrawn from Oz ODI squad

2016-08-18 14:07
Mitchell Marsh (Getty Images)

Sydney - Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has been sent home from the tour to Sri Lanka to rest, with the selectors hoping to keep him fresh for future tours, though a replacement has not been named.

The Aussies had already called batsman Travis Head to the squad a few weeks ago, and now Marsh will return home after a challenging Test series against Sri Lanka, which the Aussies lost three-nil.

Coach Darren Lehmann said of the decision: "It's a big summer ahead for him. We've obviously got some quality allrounders in our one-day squad anyway, so we get a chance to freshen him up and ready to go for South Africa and moving forward."

South Africa go to Australia in October.

Australia ODI squad: Steve Smith (captain), David Warner (vice-captain), George Bailey, Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Shaun Marsh, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade, Adam Zampa

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