Alex Carey will open the batting in Saturday’s ODI series opener at the SCG, where a new-look Australian side will face India and attempt to restore some pride and confidence.
Will Pucovski has been parachuted into Australia’s Test squad after just eight first-class games, while Queensland openers Joe Burns and Matthew Renshaw have also been called up.
Simon Katich has defended Australian cricket’s new ethos, arguing long-time rival Michael Clarke has missed the point when it comes to winning back respect.
Opener Marcus Harris and paceman Chris Tremain have been included in Australia’s 14-man squad for the first two Tests against India.
The bloodletting has continued at Cricket Australia with senior executives Pat Howard and Ben Amarfio given their marching orders.
The Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA) has called for Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft’s bans to be lifted immediately, arguing new evidence must be taken into account.