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Cricket news - Australia bring in Zampa, Stanlake for series decider

Australia haven't won a series in about two years and the final ODI against India gives them a real shot at course correction in the lead-up to the World Cup.

In Australia, two changes have been made, which is in your Playing XI for the third and final ODI against India in Melbourne, scheduled for Friday (18. January). Legspinner Adam Zampa and fast bowler Billy Stanlake were brought Nathan Lyon and Jason Behrendorff, respectively.

Australia XI: Aaron Finch (c), Alex Carey (wk), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Peter Siddle, Adam Zampa, Billy Stanlake

Behrendorff was pain excluded with the back, and Kane Richardson has been called into the squad as cover. Nathan Lyon has been deleted on the other side, after two sub-par performances in Sydney and Adelaide, where he couldn't pick a wicket.

"I think he was really impressive," said Finch from Lyon on Thursday (17. January). "Obviously, not getting a wicket, he would have liked a bit more. If he keeps bowling well, he will be rewarded, eventually."

Behrendorff has a history with back problems, this is the reason why it is not published to the Perth sensations squad for the Big Bash League. He had to temporarily first-class give up cricket earlier this summer and has since been able to return to the top-level circuit only through the limited-overs cricket.

Mitchell Marsh remains in the doghouse, but he has not yet been released from the squad for Perth sensations' match against Hobart in Perth, which is also played on Friday.

Australia is not a number in about two years and last ODI against India a real Chance at course correction in the lead you up to the world Cup have won.

"It's been a while since we won a series," Finch acknowledged. "There are a lot of improvements and much to be proud of, so far. But winning the series is the focus."

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