David Warner, Fawad Ahmed miss out; Brad Haddin recalled
The glaring omission for India was the dynamic Warner, who missed the first two Ashes Tests after being suspended in the run-up to the series for punching England’s Joe Root in a Birmingham bar following Australia’s Champions Trophy defeat to their arch-rivals.
He was then dropped for the one-day matches against England and returned home early to Australia. Captain Michael Clarke was also among the 14 players selected for the seven-game series in India from October 11, which will be coached by Steve Rixon while Darren Lehmann is rested.
Whether Clarke makes the trip or not depends on treatment for his chronic back problem, with national selector John Inverarity making clear he was picked “subject to fitness.”
Haddin was the surprise inclusion, winning his place on the back of a lean England one-day series by alternative keeper Matthew Wade, which Australia won 2-1.
Australia squad: M Clarke (captain), G Bailey, N Coulter-Nile, X Doherty, J Faulkner, A Finch, B Haddin, M Henriques, P Hughes, M Johnson, G Maxwell, C McKay, A Voges, S Watson