Bartlett, who is the leading wicket-taker in this season’s BBL with Brisbane Heat, replaces Richardson after he picked up a side strain earlier this month which ended his Perth Scorchers campaign. He has caught the eye with his sharp outswing which has brought vital powerplay wickets for Heat, while he has also played a key role at the death.
Australia’s ODI squad has an eye on rejuvenation ahead of next year’s Champions Trophy in Pakistan and the next four-year cycle to the 2027 World Cup where they will defend the title won in India.
Matt Short will get a chance to open the batting following David Warner’s retirement while Aaron Hardie has effectively taken the spot of Marcus Stoinis and Lance Morris is set to debut.
The all-format quicks – Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood – have been rested for the three ODIs. Steven Smith will captain the side with Mitchell Marsh also rested.
Australia ODI squad vs West Indies
Steven Smith (capt), Sean Abbott, Xavier Bartlett, Nathan Ellis, Cameron Green, Aaron Hardie, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Marnus Labuschagne, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Lance Morris, Matt Short, Adam Zampa