India has announced a separate 20-man squad for the limited overs series in Sri Lanka. Meanwhile, Australia’s top cricketers may remain out of the upcoming tour of West Indies.
Melbourne: Australia’s Test captain Tim Paine has said that Australia will have to create depth in the team like India, so that its top players can be kept fresh by resting. India’s top cricketers are in England to play the World Test Championship final, which will later play a Test series against England. At the same time, India has announced a separate 20-man squad for the limited overs series in Sri Lanka.
What did the Australian captain say about Team India?
Meanwhile, Australia’s top cricketers may remain out of the upcoming tour of West Indies. Tim Paine believes that Australia needs youngsters who can reduce the workload of senior players by performing well at the international level. Tim Paine told the ‘Sydney Morning Herald’, ‘It is important that we create such depth in our team, so that the players can be rested from time to time.’
There is no dearth of talent in Team India
Tim Paine said, ‘At this time the Indian team is doing the same. He has no shortage of talent for Test cricket and the balance is perfect. We also have to emulate them so that our best players can rest and they stay fresh the next time they play. Australia has to tour West Indies for limited overs and then play T20 series in Bangladesh. The IPL is set to resume in the UAE in September, followed by the T20 World Cup in October-November. Australia has to play a Test against Afghanistan in November and an Ashes series from December 8.
What is the next task of the Australian team?
According to media reports, Steve Smith, David Warner, Pat Cummins, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson may be out of the West Indies tour. Paine said that these players need support. Tim Paine said, ‘It’s an issue. I don’t know who will be out of the tour, but in modern times it is a challenge. Some former players and commentators are commenting on this which is inappropriate. You put yourself in place of those who come from tour and then stay in the hotel for two weeks in isolation. It’s quite tedious. Many of our players have done this six or seven times.