Winning the Ashes with the best margin does not seem to provide enough solace to Australia’s selectors. The management is up to a massive scaling. For the next campaign of the team against South Africa, the squad brought in two fresh bets into the bowling ensemble. The selection of Jhey Richardson and Jon Holland in the team for the tour is almost a surprise. Richardson was handed his ODI cap only in the recent series against England, that too, in a situation raised by absence of injured bowlers. He is a bowler from West Australia team with average experience in first-class cricket. He played only 5 matches in the format until now, picking 21 wickets.
Richardson played as an Under-19 bowler with the young team of Australia. He debuted T20I against Sri Lanka in 2016, awaiting the Test cap against South Africa now. On the other hand, Jon Holland debuted Test back in 2016 against Sri Lanka. The bowler had a marginal showdown in the Test, where Australia lost both the matches of the series. He took five wickets at an average of 54 in his debut series. Aussie selectors included the players as bowling variations in the attack. While Richardson is a pacer, Holland is a slow left-arm spinner.
Other bowlers in the team are expected to remain unchanged with Nathan Lyon spearheading the attack. The pacemen in the team are Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummings and Josh Hazlewood. Also. Jackson Bird is in the 15-member squad. Australia touring South Africa in the upcoming campaign will create a strong ensemble in bowling and batting. In the recently concluded series, the side had the benefits of home conditions, which will be all adverse in South Africa.
While Australia won the Ashes series by 4-0 against England, South Africa thumbed a victory in the three-match test series against India lately.
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