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Starc, Lynn included in Australia's squad for Champions Trophy

ANI  |  Melbourne [Australia] 

have named the injured duo of Mitchell Starc and Chris Lynn in their 15-man squad for the Champions Trophy to be held in and Wales from June 1 to June 18.

Starc had suffered a foot stress fracture during the four-match Test series in which lost 1-2 while Lynn sustained a shoulder injury during Knight Riders' match against Indians on April 9 in the ongoing edition of the Indian League (IPL).

"Our medical staff will continue to monitor Mitchell and Chris' recovery from their respective injuries, but we are hopeful they will be fit in time for the team's departure on May 18," quoted Cricket selector Trevor Hohns as saying.

Steven Smith, who missed the Chappell-Hadlee series in with an ankle injury, is also included in the side and will lead the side.

Also, the return of fast bowler James Pattinson and the inclusion of Moises Henriques ahead of James Faulkner among the all-rounders were the other two major points of the announcement.

"Both James and John have made very good returns from injury and are bowling well for their respective teams in the English County competition as well as both contributing well with the bat," said Hohns.

Pattinson, who last played an ODI in September 2015, has been included in the squad following his brilliant return from a long-term injury as he took 24 wickets for Victoria in the Sheffield Shield. He went on to carry that form into the County Championship for Nottinghamshire, taking 13 wickets in two matches at 12.92.

Henriques, on the other hand, has been an irregular member of Australia's ODI squad, playing only eight matches between his debut in 2009 and his last match in August 2016.

He has scored 46 runs at 6.57 and taken six wickets with his medium-pace at 40.83.

Australia has been grouped with hosts as well as Bangladesh and in Group A, while defending champions are pooled with South Africa, Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Group B.


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First Published: Thu, April 20 2017. 10:32 IST