SYDNEY (AFP) - Alex Carey has been promoted to opener at the same time as veteran Peter Siddle returns from the only-day desolate tract in Australia’s establishing clash against India Saturday in Sydney as they test beforehand of the arena Cup.

Wicketkeeper Carey has played six one-dayers and generally comes in nicely down the order, but with a watch on the arena Cup later this yr in England, skipper Aaron Finch said selectors wanted to see what he should do.

"It’s simply an opportunity to peer Alex play in a role he’s done pretty little bit of now in big Bash and one-day cricket," fellow opener Finch informed journalists Friday.

"It’s a position that he’s accomplished without a doubt well with within the closing couple of years. He’ll get a terrific possibility up there. We're beginning to get a balanced aspect that we experience can adapt to a number of exceptional situations."

Usman Khawaja will are available in at variety three with check discards Shaun Marsh and Peter Handscomb following them. Marcus Stoinis and Glenn Maxwell spherical out the top of the order.

Seamer Siddle played his last one-day international in November 2010, but receives every other danger to electrify with the united states’s top speedy bowlers being rested.

"I in no way idea I’d get the opportunity to play one-day cricket for Australia again," he admitted. "I’d probably forgotten about it simply ... I feel like a younger kid getting his first opportunity."

He joins Jhye Richardson, Jason Behrendorff and Nathan Lyon as different professional bowlers inside the beginning XI confirmed by using Finch.

ordinary spearheads Mitch Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins are absent for the three-sport series beforehand of upcoming tests towards Sri Lanka.

aside from the fits towards India this month, Australia also play one-dayers in India after which towards Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates ahead of the sector Cup, which Finch stated become enough time to pin down their satisfactory crew.

"That’s a very tough thirteen games developing and then the sector Cup preparations are under manner in the united kingdom, so there’s still games to get that proper," he stated.

"even as it might have been first-rate to have a settled aspect for the final 18 months or so I think it’s nonetheless sufficient time to get it right and make sure that come the sector Cup we're prepared to go along with a sincerely well balanced and settled aspect."

Australia: Aaron Finch (capt), Alex Carey, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Jhye Richardson, Jason Behrendorff, Peter Siddle, Nathan Lyon