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IND vs AUS: Matthew Kuhnemann has been added to Australia’s squad as a replacement for Mitchell Swepson.

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In order to attend the birth of his first kid, Mitchell Swepson is flying back to Brisbane.

The Australian team has signed left-arm spinner Matthew Kuhnemann ahead of the second Test of the Border Gavaskar Trophy, which starts February 17 in Delhi. As he takes the position of Mitchell Swepson, a teammate from Queensland who will be returning home for the birth of his first child, he moves a step closer to realising his dream of making his Australian debut.

At the first Test in Nagpur, which the hosts won by an innings and 132 runs on the third day to take a 1-0 series lead, Swepson was not selected for the starting lineup. Swepson would fly back to Brisbane right once to be with his pregnant fiancée, Jess.

The visiting Australian team is currently dealing with a number of injury concerns. The Australians will be hopeful that all-rounder Cameron Green will be available for the Delhi game after missing the first Test owing to a finger ailment. The visitors might be able to field a third spinner in addition to Nathan Lyon and Todd Murphy if he is named to the starting lineup.

Given that Matthew Renshaw, who unexpectedly was selected ahead of Travis Head, also has a knee problem, the Australians would be more concerned about Green’s availability. After the first Test ended on Saturday, Pat Cummins announced that Mitchell Starc would be joining the team in Delhi for the upcoming game.

The left-arm quick missed the first game of the series because of a finger ailment. The Australian captain has said that Josh Hazlewood won’t be available for the game after that either. The addition of Kuhnemman to the team will provide the Australians another left-arm spin option in addition to Ashton Agar. He recently played in the Marsh Sheffield Shield, recording 2/55 in 21 overs and 1/67 in 23 overs.

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