Australia captain Pat Cummins is anticipated to recuperate from a fractured left wrist forward of the World Cup however Marnus Labuschagne has been omitted from the squad.
Cummins shall be sidelined for six weeks after injuring his non-bowling hand when diving within the outfield on the opening day of the final Ashes Test on the Kia Oval earlier final month.
He was capable of play a full half within the final 4 days in a 49-run defeat to England that noticed an exhilarating, seesaw collection end all-square at 2-2, with Australia retaining the urn as holders.
Cummins will miss three T20s in South Africa from 30 August to September 3, with Mitch Marsh stepping in as skipper, however is ready to return for the five-match ODI leg of the tour from September 7-17.
Cummins, who has solely captained two ODIs since succeeding Aaron Finch final October, will lead Australia on to World Cup hosts India for 3 warm-up matches between September 22-27.
Australia then start their World Cup marketing campaign in opposition to India in Chennai on October 8.
“Pat has an undisplaced fracture of his left radius which requires six weeks rehabilitation,” mentioned Australia’s chair of selectors George Bailey.
“We expect him to join the squad during the South African ODI series. We view a period of enforced rest for Pat as a positive ahead of this important World Cup campaign.
“There are still a number of games he could play before the World Cup which is more than enough for him to have a strong preparation.”
Labuschagne has featured in Australia’s final 9 ODIs and 30 since making his debut in January 2020 however he has a modest profession common of 31.37 with only one century.
That dips to only 22.30 in his final 14 ODI innings with a disappointing strike-rate of 69.87, which has led to Labuschagne being axed from the set-up.
The uncapped duo of leg-spinner Tanveer Sangha and all-rounder Aaron Hardie have been included in an 18-strong squad, which Australia will trim right down to a provisional 15 in September earlier than the World Cup.
Glenn Maxwell will miss the ODI collection in opposition to South Africa resulting from paternity go away however is ready to rejoin the Australia squad for the three-match collection in India.
“This side has been extremely impressive for several years in limited overs cricket,” added Bailey. “There is an enormous amount of skill and experience in the group which you need in a World Cup.”
Australian ODI squad: P Cummins (captain), S Abbott, A Agar, A Carey, N Ellis, C Green, A Hardie, J Hazlewood, T Head, J Inglis, M Marsh, G Maxwell, T Sangha, S Smith, M Starc, M Stoinis, D Warner, A Zampa.