News – Cricket: Steve Smith talks to the press ahead of the ODI series against England.
- Smith confirmed Cameron White and Jhye Richardson are the two players left out of the Aussie team with Andrew Tye called in to make his one-day debut for Australia.
- A special moment for Andrew Tye as John Hastings presents him with his first ODI cap #AUSvENG pic.
- Lehmann was asked on Sunday in an interview on ABC’s Offsiders, if selectors were forced to select veteran Cameron White over Maxwell because Smith had just last week come out publicly to criticise Maxwell’s training standards when the 14-man OFI squad was announced.
- “No, not at all, it was a case of trying to pick the best team we think will win for this series and Cameron White is in career-best form,” he said when asked about the impact Smith’s comments had on Maxwell’s selection fortunes.
- Australia will be without Josh Hazlewood, who has been rested for the game in Melbourne, with AJ Tye, Jhye Richardson and Adam Zampa competing to replace him while Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Marsh and Cameron White are battling it out for two middle-order slots.