Meanwhile, in the Indian team, left-arm spinner Axar Patel has been ruled out of the first three ODIs against Australia.The bowler sprained his left ankle during practice session, and Ravindra Jadeja has been named in his place for first three ODIs.
David Warner has become a mainstay with Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Returning back to the sub-continent, Men in Blue took on a beleaguered Sri Lanka side and crumbled down their hope in a historic 9-0 "tour-wash", clinching victories in all formats of the game. Virat Kohli led India take on Australia in the season opener in Chennai on September 17, Sunday, before playing a match in Kolkata on September 21, Indore on September 24, Bengaluru on September 28 and Nagpur on October 1. "He is obviously a very good player and he has got a phenomenal ODI record", Australia captain Steve Smith said on arriving in Chennai earlier this week. "All those things are to get that aspect of mind games, which I think creates excitement for fans".
Handscomb, who returned to Melbourne following the recent Test tour of Bangladesh, would depart for India on Saturday and would be available for selection in the opening match of the series.
"Conditions in Test matches and ODIs are a lot different".
To be fair to both the wrist spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal and national selectors, who reposed faith in them, the two young spinners deserved a longer run after their good showing in Sri Lanka.
The "Aussies" dominate India across formats, when it comes to head-to-head numbers.
Kohli now has 30 centuries in 194 ODIs to Smith's eight in 98 50-over games. "It is another step towards that", he said. "We are very sure of that".
Writsy preference - Since Kuldeep Yadav's brilliance against Australia in the decider of the Border-Gavaskar series at Dharamsala, Kohli and Shastri has grown a sort of fondness for wrist-spin action.
If they are rested, vice-captain Rohit Sharma spoke up for all the players, wondering what's this rest-and-rotate- policy is all about, he himself was rested after the Champions Trophy and not picked for the West Indies tour. For us it is about trying to find the right group of players to fill all slots.
"A few of the guys played against him in the IPL and he is a good young talent and can be hard to pick at times". Your preparation should matter your preparations should matter more than who you are playing against.