Australia selectors announced 17 man squad which includes the uncapped allrounders Glenn Maxwell and Moises Henriques for the tour of India. Fast Bowler James Pattinson also included in a five man pace attack after absent most of the Australian summer due to rib injury.
The selectors have also recall left arm spinner Xavier Doherty and all-rounder Steven Smith to the Test side. Doherty have played just two Tests matches both in the Ashes in 2010 which Australia vanished but he win the race over Steven O' Keefe. Steven Smith also has not played Test cricket after the Ashes but has been selected for his capability to bowl leg spin and also his ability to handle spinners. Left hander batsman Usman Khawaja has also been chosen in the side .
Michael Clarke (skipper), Shane Watson, David Warner, Ed Cowan, Phillip Hughes, Matthew Wade, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Johnson, Jackson Bird, Xavier Doherty, Moises Henriques, Usman Khawaja, Glenn Maxwell, James Pattinson, Steve Smith, Peter Siddle