WA dominate Australian line-up

27 February 2019 07:07:06 EST

Western Australia are providing half of Australia's limited-overs squad in India following Kane Richardson's withdrawal through injury.

The inclusion of Andrew Tye as the South Australian paceman's replacement - he is travelling to the subcontinent alongside state colleague Shaun Marsh and arrives on Thursday - takes the WA representation to eight out of 16.

It suggests that head coach Justin Langer is placing increased faith in those he worked with at domestic level before taking on the national job.

The 28-year-old Richardson was not considered for the opening Twenty20 match of the tour - a three-wicket win for the Australians - after pulling up sore in practice.

"Kane reported some left side pain at training prior to the opening T20 international in Vizag," said Australia physio David Beakley.

"Unfortunately, he has not recovered well enough in order to play a further part in the tour.

"Kane will return home to continue his rehabilitation, and we monitor his progress over the coming weeks."

The first of five floodlit one-day internationals between the two countries takes place in Hyderabad on Saturday.

India are 8/15 to win, with the tourists priced at 6/4.

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