Cameron Green. (Source: Twitter)

The Australian cricket board has announced the T20I and ODI squad for India series at home. Cameron Green has earned maiden call-up. While Moises Henriques has been called back, injured Mitchell Marsh has missed the bus. Nathan Lyon, Josh Philippe, Riley Meredith and Andrew Tye also didn’t find a place in the squad.

“The entire squad performed exceptionally well in the UK in beating the current one-day World Champions at home and retaining the World No.1 ranking in T20 International cricket. We look forward to a blockbuster summer against one of our greatest rivals,” said national selector Trevor Hohns.

Green who plays for Western Australia has been a part of 9 one-day matches while has played 3 T20s for Perth Scorchers.

“Cameron’s domestic form has been outstanding and he has carried it through for Western Australia this summer,” national selector Trevor Hohns said. “As a potential player of the future this is an opportunity for him to be part of the squad and build on his experience.”

Former Australia captain Greg Chappell too praised Green. “This kid can play – he’s a serious talent. I think he’s the best batting talent I’ve seen since Ricky Ponting,” Chappell told SEN. “He’s got something special in that he’s 6ft 7in tall, we haven’t seen anyone of that size dominate from a batting point of view. And the kid can bowl, so it’s a real challenge.”

“Post Smith he’s batting three or four, and bowling 10 or 12 overs an innings max. He can win us the next Ashes if he gets a little experience between now and then. It’s exciting and we all get excited about this kind of talent. You don’t see this stuff very often.”

Australia’s white-ball squad: Aaron Finch (c), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins (vc), Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Sams, Kane Richardson, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa