Dan Christian gets a call-up to Australia’s preliminary white-ball squad after four years

Written by Toshi Pawar

Veteran all-rounder Dan Christian has been called by Australia’s national selection panel for the upcoming white-ball tour of the Caribbean and Bangladesh amid concerns that ‘bubble fatigue’ could lead to a raft of big names making themselves unavailable.

Alongside Christian, Ben McDermott, Cameron Green, Ashton Turner, Wes Agar, and Nathan Ellis have been added to the initial squad, which now numbers 29 and will be trimmed ahead of the team’s departure for the Caribbean in late June.

Christian had last played for Australia in a T20I matches against India in Ranchi in 2017. The all-rounder has played 19 ODIs and 16 T20Is for Australia

“Dan is in arguably career-best form and was a crucial member of the Sydney Sixers’ BBL-winning squad this summer. His selection is testament to the hard work he has put in over many years,” said national selector Trevor Hohns.

The West Indies tour includes five T20Is and three ODIs with the squad then expected to travel straight to Bangladesh if that gets the final sign-off, where there would be five more T20Is in the space of about nine days in early August.

The 38-year-old was with the Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) before the tournament got suspended due to Covid-19.


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