Australia Add Andrew Tye to ODI and T20I Squad

Kane Richardson replaced

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All-rounder Andrew Tye has been added to Australia's limited-overs squad for this year's series against India.

Tye has replaced seamer Kane Richardson, who has withdrawn due to family-related reasons.

“It was a difficult decision for Kane to make but one which has the complete support of the selectors and the entire playing squad,” sais national selector Trevor Hohns.

“Kane wanted to remain in Adelaide with Nyki and their newborn son. We will always support our players and their families, even more so given the challenging environment we are in.

“We will miss what he brings to the team but completely understand and support his decision.”

Tye played one match for the Rajasthan Royals during the 2020 Indian Premier League. He has not played international cricket since 2018.

“Andrew is incredibly skilled in both forms of the short game. He impressed with his high work ethic and his positive energy around the squad. He is a great player to be able to call on,” added Hohns.

Batsmen D'Arcy Short and Josh Philippe are training with Australia despite not being included in the squad. Philippe was with the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL recently.

Australia v India Schedule

Australia and India will contest three ODIs and as many T20Is in Sydney and Canberra from 27 November to 8 December 2020. The limited-overs series will be followed by four Tests in Adelaide, Melbourne and Brisbane.

The uncapped Will Pucovski has been named in Australia's Test squad on the back of a superb stretch of form for Victoria in the Sheffield Shield.

“It's something I'm really excited for, and people have their different journeys and mine's taken a different path. I feel like I've put in a mountain of work and that's been to achieve my goal of hopefully succeeding and playing for Australia. So, if the opportunity comes, I definitely think I'm ready,” said Pucovski.

“I feel like I'm in a much better place to take the opportunity if it presents itself now than I may have been a couple of years ago. I think I've just put the work in, to be honest, and I guess natural maturity.”

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