Oz call up Handscomb as cover for Finch

According to a report in Times of India, Gillespie has advised Steven Smith and Co to not sledge Virat Kolhi, and instead try to keep him quiet by taking him out of his comfort zone. I would like to see the Aussie quicks bowl bouncers throat-high to get him on the back foot, make him think about it.

Victoria batsman Peter Handscomb has been added to the Australian squad for the upcoming five-match One-Day International series against India that begins on 17th September. "The follow-up ball remains the key", Gillespie was quoted as saying.

Australia have already shown their intent by destroying the Board Presidents XI in the warm up game a few days ago.

That has led to Australia calling up right-hander Handscomb, who featured in their last ODI series with New Zealand in February but did not play in the ICC Champions Trophy.

India squad (first three ODIs): Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami. Indo to win first ODI match.

"It is a hard-fought contest playing against India", he said. The team management might also ponder opting for Travis Head to open the innings along with David Warner.

Due to Finch's injury, Victorian batsman Handscomb has been called up to the ODI squad.

Vanessa Coleman

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