Australia, the five-time champions of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, have revealed their 15-player squad for the upcoming edition of the prestigious tournament. While finalizing their squad, selectors have made some notable decisions, opting for a combination of experience and youthful vigor. Notably, all-rounder Aaron Hardie, pacer Nathan Ellis, and young spinner Tanveer Sangha were among the players who did not make the final cut. Instead, the Australian selection panel has chosen a squad primarily composed of experienced campaigners.
Fast bowler Pat Cummins will lead Australia’s pace battery, with support from seasoned quicks Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc. This trio is likely to play an important role with the new ball, providing Australia with both firepower and fast bowling expertise. In the spin department, Australia has opted for the expertise of Ashton Agar and Adam Zampa. These spinners are well-equipped to take advantage of the subcontinental conditions that often favor spin bowling.
The batting lineup for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 in Australia is a powerful combination of experienced campaigners and energetic all-rounders. David Warner, Steve Smith, and Travis Head are expected to provide stability and firepower at the top of the order. Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, and Cameron Green are all members of the all-around department.
These flexible players not only improve the batting but also provide useful bowling options. With this combination of skill and experience, Australia’s batting line is well-prepared to face the World Cup’s obstacles. The two keepers in the team are Alex Carey and Josh Inglis, with Carey being the top choice.
Australia’s first World Cup match will be against hosts India on October 8 in Chennai.
Australia Squad for ODI World Cup 2023
Australia World Cup Squad: Pat Cummins (c), Steve Smith, Alex Carey, Josh Inglis, Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Mitch Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc.
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