Smith to lead a young side against England in ODIs


Sydney: After the humiliating loss at Trent Bridge and letting go the Ashes, Cricket Australia on Wednesday named a refreshed squad for one-day internationals against England, with all-rounder Marcus Stoinis, spinner Ashton Agar and batsman Joe Burns set to make debuts.Australia claimed their fifth World Cup in the 50-over game in March but since then wicketkeeper Brad Haddin and Test captain Michael Clarke have announced their retirement from the format.

Fast bowlers Mitchell Johnson and Josh Hazlewood are also being rested after Australia's unsuccessful Ashes campaign against England, which followed a Test series in the West Indies.Matthew Wade takes over the wicket-keeping position from Haddin and will play his first ODI since November 2014 while Steven Smith, expected to be named as Test captain following Clarke's retirement, is named skipper.Current T20 captain Aaron Finch was not selected after fracturing his foot while playing for Yorkshire last month.

The Australian Test team has endured a tough tour in Britain so far, losing the Ashes series ahead of the fifth and final Test which begins at The Oval on August 20.Australia will play a one-off ODI against Ireland in Belfast on 27 August and a T20 match against England on 31 August in Cardiff. They will then play five ODIs against England beginning 3 September.

Australia: Steve Smith (c), Ashton Agar, George Bailey, Joe Burns, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Patrick Cummins, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh, James Pattinson, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wk), Shane Watson, David Warner, Cameron Boyce (T20 only).