Pat Cummins, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, and Glenn Maxwell will rejoin Australia’s one-day international team for the three-match series against India after their recovery from injuries, the nation’s cricket body announced on Sunday.
The three One-Day Internationals (ODIs), which will be held in Mohali, Indore, and Rajkot from September 22 to 27, will act as a warm-up for the 50-over World Cup, which gets underway on October 5.
Since the final Ashes Test in England in July, Cummins has been sidelined due to a fractured wrist, while Starc, another fast bowler, has been healing from a groyne injury.
While Maxwell is recovering from an ankle ailment, Smith played the Ashes series despite having a wrist tendon injury.
The current ODI series in South Africa, in which all four players were absent, was captained by Mitchell Marsh against the Proteas.
While Travis Head heals from a left hand fracture, Matthew Short has been called up to serve as a backup batter.
Head, the opening batter, may not play in the World Cup after breaking his hand against South Africa on Friday.
The National Selection Panel stated that “Head will undergo further medical review upon return to Australia before a return to play schedule is determined.” Australia must choose their 15-man World Cup roster by September 28.