10 Jan 2013

Debutants fill top order for Australia in opening one dayer

10:54 pm on 10 January 2013

Debutants will fill the top three batting spots for Australia in Friday's one-day international cricket series-opener against Sri Lanka in Melbourne.

Victoria's Aaron Finch and test No.3 Phil Hughes will open the batting, with New South Wales left-hander Usman Khawaja to bat at first drop.

David Hussey and Brad Haddin will add some experience to the middle order.

It leaves Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc and Clint McKay to fill the pace bowling spots with Xavier Doherty the specialist spinner, supported by Maxwell and Hussey.