National selector Rod Marsh said this tour was an important part of Australia’s preparation for the 2015 ICC World Cup, adding that the National Selection Panel was looking forward to seeing what Lyon could offer in the 50 over game.
“Nathan Lyon has done very well in Test match cricket, but first came under notice through his performances in short form cricket. He bowled well in last year’s Domestic One Day competition and having not played an ODI since early 2012, the NSP is keep to see him in action again,” said Marsh.
Lyon has played two One Day Internationals so far in his career with his last appearance against the West Indies in Kingstown.
Australian squad to tour Zimbabwe
Michael Clarke (NSW – captain), George Bailey (Tas – vice-captain), Ben Cutting (Qld), James Faulkner (Tas), Aaron Finch (Vic), Brad Haddin (NSW), Mitchell Johnson (WA), Nathan Lyon (NSW), Mitchell Marsh (WA), Glenn Maxwell (Vic), Kane Richardson (SA), Steve Smith (NSW), Mitchell Starc (NSW), Shane Watson (NSW)