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Australia vs India 2018-19: Ashton Turner called in as cover for ill Mitchell Marsh

431   //    10 Jan 2019, 10:21 IST

Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh
Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh

Ashton Turner has been added to Australia's one-day international squad as cover for an ill Mitchell Marsh.

Marsh will miss the opening game of the three-match series against India on Saturday due to gastritis.

The all-rounder may feature in the final two games, but Turner – who has played three Twenty20s for Australia – has been called up as cover.

"He can finish the innings off well, an elite athlete in the field and he's also a captain," Australia coach Justin Langer said.

"You see the way he finishes off an innings that he's a good thinker of the game like most of the great finishers and a really good leader, good person around the group.

"I'm very excited to see him come in."

It continues a rough week for Marsh, who was dropped from Australia's Test squad for the series against Sri Lanka due to poor form.

The first ODI begins at the Sydney Cricket Ground on January 12.