Australia s ODI and T20 talking points
TALKING POINTS FROM AUSTRALIA'S ONE-DAY INTERNATIONAL AND TWENTY20 SQUADS
* Who will captain Australia at next year's World Cup?
Test skipper Tim Paine will also take the ODI reins when Australia luxury tour burma England in June but no decision has been made on a permanent 50-over captain. Vice-captain Aaron Finch would be a logical replacement but South Australian duo Travis Head and Alex Carey, who has been named Australia's T20 vice-captain, could also be options. Steve Smith will have served his suspension by the time the World Cup rolls around but is ineligible to hold a leadership position until at least March 2020.
* Who replaces David Warner and Steve Smith?
The star duo's 12-month bans will test Australia's batting depth. Warner will be particularly tough to replace given he opened the batting across all three formats last summer. T20 revelation Darcy Short has also been selected in the ODI team and could slot straight into an opening position. Veteran Shaun Marsh earned a surprise recall while Finch, Head, Carey and Glenn Maxwell are all solid options. But there was no love for Usman Khawaja, whose chances of playing in the World Cup appear increasingly remote.
* Can Nathan Lyon seize his opportunity?
Australia's greatest offspinner hasn't played white-ball cricket since August 2016 but is back in the ODI squad under new coach Justin Langer. Lyon's improvement as a Test spinner over the past two years has been astronomical. But can he translate it to the limited overs format? Ashton Agar will be nipping at his heels while Adam Zampa is a proven performer despite being dropped from both the ODI and T20 squads.
* Who will shoulder Australia's pace workload?
Frontline quicks Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins won't play in either of Australia's next two limited-overs assignments as they recover from injuries sustained during the Test series in South Africa. Josh Hazlewood will anchor the ODI attack in their absence with Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Andrew Tye and Billy Stanlake vying for the remaining spots. Stanlake is an interesting one - his pace is a serious weapon but will his 204cm frame hold up to the rigours of 50-over cricket?
* Any other surprises?
Chris Lynn was a notable omission from both the ODI and T20 squads, despite recently returning to play in the Indian Premier League. Selectors are yet to be convinced that his troublesome shoulders have recovered enough for him to field at international level. Queenslander Jack Wildermuth is a bolter in the T20 squad while Nic Maddinson's recall came just days after he was axed by NSW.