Australia’s match-winner within the first ODI of the three-match sequence on Friday (February 2), Xavier Bartlett, has been rested for the second sport, slated to be performed on the Sydney Cricket Floor (SCG) on Sunday, February 4.
The choice to relaxation Bartlett is part of his workload administration however the tall right-arm seamer is anticipated to return again for the third and the ultimate ODI of the sequence.
In the meantime, Travis Head who has endured three forgettable outings these days with scores of 0, 0 and 4, has been launched from the ODI and the T20I squads whereas seamer Josh Hazlewood has been added to the group for the second ODI.
Bartlett was pretty spectacular in his debut sport as he bagged figures of 4/17 and decimated West Indies’ batting order. The 25-year-old was awarded the Participant of the Match for his sharp spell that took the West Indians abruptly.
Notably, he suffered a again damage final yr and missed out on a serious chunk of home cricket as a result of similar.
“I used to be injured initially of this yr and did not have an opportunity to play any home cricket, which was a irritating time. However you may form of see the sunshine on the finish of the tunnel and you’ve got simply acquired to maintain attempting to work arduous as a result of nowadays do not occur fairly often within the sport of cricket,” Bartlett advised after Australia’s eight-wicket win within the first ODI.
Alternatively, Head’s launch could open a door of alternative for the younger and dynamic batter Jake Fraser-McGurk.
McGurk has performed 17 Record A video games in his profession to this point. The appropriate-handed batter has aggregated 468 runs with a century and a half-century to his identify. Whereas his Record A common is simply 36.00, he has racked up his runs at a strike price of 140.11.