Matthew Wade said he would not sledge Indian cricketers during this year's home Test series as the current Indian team led by Virat Kohli thrive on verbal duels.
BBL: Matt Renshaw and Tom Banton combined for a spectacular but controversial catch to dismiss Matthew Wade, who was playing a fine knock.
Alex Carey's exclusion from Australia's Ashes squad raised several eyebrows, including Shane Warne and Mark Waugh, as he impressed one and all with his batting skills in World Cup 2019.
Usman Khawaja injured his left hamstring during Australia's last league match against South Africa which they lost by 10 runs.
Matthew Wade's freak catch during a Sheffield Shield match was a new high in teamwork.
Chief selector Trevor Hohns said ODI specialist Maxwell was omitted over consistency concerns, while Tim Paine takes the wicketkeeping gloves from Wade following his outstanding form in the Ashes Test series.
The selections for the Australian team for the first two Ashes Tests were described as "bombshells" in Australian press, while former Test bowler Stuart MacGill lashed the selectors as "morons".
India opener batsman Rohit Sharma escaped a head injury during the fourth one-day international between India and Australia in Bengaluru on Thursday.
The incident took place in the 33rd over when Kohli and Kedar Jadhav opted to run a bye with Australian wicketkeeper Mathew Wade down injured after being hit by a delivery from Marcus Stoinis.
The Australian keeper and Virat Kohli exchanged words after the latter ran a bye off a misfield.
Australia's wicket keeper batsman Matthew Wade admitted that it was difficult to pick Kuldeep Yadav's deliveries initially and took few balls to get used to his bowling.
The India vs Australia four-match Test series is currently locked at 1-1 with the third game to be played in Ranchi from March 16.
Riding on Steve O'Keefe's superb performance with the ball, Australia defeated India by a huge margin of 333 runs to take 1-0 lead in the four-match Test series.
Australia are touring New Zealand to play three One-Day Internationals from January 30 to February 5.
Aaron Finch is not the only change in the Australia T20 squad, in terms of leadership, for the series against Sri Lanka, with Justin Langer named head coach and his former Test teammates Ricky Ponting (batting) and Jason Gillespie (bowling) named as his assistants.
Marcus Stoinis' unbeaten 146 went in vain as New Zealand clinched the first ODI of the series by 6 runs against Australia in Auckland on Sunday.
Matthew Wade's maiden ODI ton boosted Australia to 268 for nine off their 50 overs after the batting top order had slumped to 78 for five
Steven Smith notched his 17th century, which was instrumental in Australia surpassing Pakistan's first innings score of 443/9 on day four of the second Test in Melbourne