On the backdrop of the ball tampering saga, Tim Paine was named as the new skipper of Cricket Australia. With an entirely new side, Tim Paine looks to change fortunes for the kangaroos.
In absence of Warner and Smith, it will be a difficult task to accomplish at England’s home soil.
Adding to the misery, their strike bowler has succumbed to a last minute injury.
Things not looking good for Australia as earlier Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins were ruled out.
A inexperienced pace attack comprising Andrew Tye, Jhye Richardson, Billy Stanlake and Kane Richardson is what Tim Paine has to work with. Michael Neser replaces Josh Hazlewood. Its the beginning of a new era for the aussies. Brings in huge opportunities for players like Neser. Lets see what they have in store for us.
Josh Hazlewood had issues related to the low level bone stress in his spine. CA physiotherapist David Beakley confirmed on Monday. A repeated scan resulted in nothing serious but something that could lead to a serious injury. So just to ensure that he stays fit in the long run, he will not travel to England for the one day series.