Carlton Tri-series: Lehmann to experiment with line-up against India
With a place in the tri-series final booked, Australia coach Darren Lehmann on Saturday said he would experiment with their XI in Monday's clash against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground
Sydney: With a place in the tri-series final booked, Australia coach Darren Lehmann on Saturday said he would experiment with their XI in Monday's clash against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
The Australian selectors were forced to make three changes for Friday's tense win over England in Hobart and more changes are expected as the home side looks to tinker with the make-up of their team in further preparation for the World Cup.
Suspended captain George Bailey will return, as will David Warner who missed Friday's clash with a sore hamstring.
Head coach Lehmann said with their spot secured for the tri-series final in Perth on February 1, the batting order will experience the biggest shake-up. "We want to get everyone 100 percent fit for the final and the World Cup, so there could be some changes again, and we could bat guys in different positions this game," said Lehmann.
Australia could also welcome back pace spearhead Mitchell Johnson. The star fast bowler hasn't played since the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne against India, and has spent that time recovering from hamstring soreness in Perth.