Stoinis, Agar & Burns set to make ODI debuts

Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Agar and Joe Burns will take part in ODI & T20 International matches against England.

FILE: Australian cricketer, Joe Burns. Picture: Official Australia Cricket team Facebook page.

JOHANNESBURG - Victorian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis, Western Australian spinner Ashton Agar and Queensland batsman Joe Burns are set to make their One Day International debuts for Australia on the Qantas tour of the British Isles as part of a new-look post-World Cup limited overs squad.

The uncapped trio were today included in the Australian squad to prepare for the ODI and T20 International matches against England and Ireland following the Fifth and final Test at The Oval from 20 August.

Australia, to be captained by Steven Smith, will play a one-off ODI against Ireland in Belfast on 27 August before taking on England in the sole T20I match of the Ashes series on 31 August in Cardiff. The reigning World Cup champions then play five ODIs against England between 3-13 September.

Stoinis, 25, is originally from Western Australia where he played for the Alcohol. Think Again Warriors and Perth Scorchers BBL team before shifting to Melbourne before the 2013-14 season. He has since played for the Commonwealth Bank Victorian Bushrangers and Melbourne Stars BBL team and recently toured with Australia A in India.

Burns, 25, is coming off a powerhouse 154 from 131 balls for Australia A against India A in Chennai last week. The my FootDR Queensland Bulls right-hander made his Test debut last summer in the Boxing Day clash against India at the MCG, scoring a pair of half centuries in his only two Tests to date.

Chairman of the National Selection Panel (NSP) Rod Marsh said while the squad contained a number of fresh faces, it was balanced by the inclusion of several members of the winning World Cup line-up. Faulkner was not considered for inclusion after being convicted last month in England of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Queensland and Hobart Hurricanes leg-spinner Cameron Boyce has been included for the T20 International but current T20 International captain Aaron Finch was not selected after fracturing his foot while playing for Yorkshire last month.

Following Brad Haddin's retirement from one-day cricket after the World Cup campaign earlier this year, Victorian gloveman Matthew Wade returns to keep wicket for the squad and is set to play his first ODI since November 2014.

West Australian left-arm spinner Ashton Agar secures the spinning option in the squad. The 15-man squad, which contains eight members of the victorious World Cup team that defeated New Zealand in the Final at the MCG in March.

Victorian fast bowler James Pattinson is another in line to make an ODI return, included for the first time since January 2014, as is Western Australian paceman Nathan Coulter-Nile who last played limited overs for Australia in November last year but missed the final World Cup squad.

Marsh said fast bowlers Mitchell Johnson and Josh Hazlewood would return to Australia following the final Test to begin their preparation for the coming summer.