Australia have made two changes to their bowling unit ahead of the series defining third ODI against India at Melbourne on Friday. Lanky pacer Billy Stanlake replaces Jason Behrendoff in a like for like swap, with the latter being ruled out due to back soreness. The other change sees young leg spinner Adam Zampa come in for Nathan Lyon.
The veteran Lyon has been sub-par in comparison to his Test match heroics, going at an economy of almost six and unable to pick up a single wicket so far. He therefore makes way for Zampa who looked impressive in the T20 series played between the two teams earlier in December.
Peter Siddle’s comeback series will see the 34-year-old play all three games despite reports from the media of his exclusion. Australia’s Test vice-captain Mitchell Marsh continues to be out of favour in the white ball game.
Despite rumours, no changes have been made to the Australian batting which means Usman Khawaja and Marcus Stoinis keep their place.
In the other camp, India are yet to announce their team but not a lot of changes are expected barring maybe one for the third seamer.