All-rounders Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis have been excluded from a 25-player squad for an intra-Australia clash that will go a long way to deciding the makeup of Tim Paine’s Ashes side.
England booked their place in the World Cup final against New Zealand with a dominant eight-wicket win over reigning champions Australia at Edgbaston on Thursday.
Placed seventh on the points table in the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League, Rajasthan Royals have removed Ajinkya Rahane as the captain and handed the armband to former skipper Steve Smith.
Steve Smith and David Warner have been welcomed back to the Australian team with “no tension,” coach Justin Langer said on Friday, with the World Cup offering another opportunity for redemption.
Pat Cummins grabbed two wickets in his first over before a New Zealand XI recovered to make 215 in a one-day practice match on Monday that marked a return to Australian duty for Steve Smith and David Warner after their ball-tampering bans.
Windies captain Jason Holder was boosted by the presence of Chris Gayle and Andre Russell in his starting line-up after his two key players were declared fit.
Cate Campbell shored her up standing as a gold medal favourite at the world championships next month with a sub-53 second swim in the 100m freestyle at the Australian trials on Thursday.
A sun-drenched day and baking hot temperatures made batting first in the day/night fixture an understandable decision.
Nottingham: Glenn Maxwell reckons Australia have no need to fear England fast bowlers Jofra Archer and Mark Wood at the World Cup given they face Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins in the nets. The old rivals meet at Lord’s on Tuesday for a group match in what could be a preview of the final given