The Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon has been added in the Australia T20 squad for the two remaining matches of the series against India while all-rounder Cameron Green has been released to take part in the warm-up match between Australia A and India A, starting Sunday, December 6 at the Drummoyne Oval in Sydney.
Test captain Tim Paine, Joe Burns, Travis Head, Michael Neser, James Pattinson and Will Pucovski are also part of the Australian A squad.
Lyon hasn’t featured in T20I for over two years and last represented the country in 2018 against Pakistan in Dubai. The 33-year-old last played in the format for the Sydney Sixers against Melbourne Stars in the final of the 2019-20 Big Bash League.
Australia are missing the services of left-arm off-spinner Ashton Agar due to a calf injury which is why another spinner has been added to the squad along with leg-spinner Mitch Swepson, who was called in as cover for Agar before the 1st T20I.
As long as Green is concerned, the 21-year-old Green made his international debut for Australia in the 3rd ODI against India in Canberra on December 2 in which he managed bowled 4 overs for 27 and managed 21 runs with the bat.
After Ashton Agar, Aaron Finch sustained an injury to his hip/buttock region and the Aussies are awaiting the results of the scans. If he doesn’t take part in the last two matches, it remains to be seen who takes over the leadership mantle in the remaining two matches of the series at the SCG.
Marcus Stoinis, David Warner and Mitchell Starc have also developed injuries during this while. Pat Cummins was rested while Lyon, Swepson and D’Arcy Short have been added to the white-ball squads. The second T20I is set to be played on Sunday, December 6.