Australia Announces Preliminary World Cup 2023 Squad

Australia Announces Preliminary World Cup 2023 Squad

Australia Cricket Team has announced their Preliminary Squad for ICC men’s World Cup 2023 which includes 18th players as of now. The final Australia squad of 15 players will be announced before starting of the tournament on 5th October.

Australia’s is going to play their first game of World Cup 2023 against India in Chennai on October 8.

Surprising Players in the Australia Squad for ODI World Cup 2023

Tanveer Sangha the Uncapped leg-spinner and inexperienced all-rounder Aaron Hardie are the surprise in this Preliminary World Cup Australia Squad. As per ICC regulations team squads must be finalised prior to September 28.

About Australian Skipper Pat Cummins

Captain Pat Cummins set to be fit for ODI World Cup despite wrist fracture

As per Chief selector George Bailey Cummins has ‘an undisplaced fracture of his left radius which requires six weeks rehabilitation’, but believes the rest prior to the start of the tournament will do him good.

“We view a period of enforced rest for Pat as a positive ahead of this important World Cup campaign. There are still a number of games he could play before the World Cup which is more than enough for him to have a strong preparation.”
George Bailey (Chief selector Cricket Australia)

Bailey trusts the squad is well balanced and is confident that Australia can claim a 6th ODI World Cup title following their previous successes in 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2015.

Sangha could be another spin option alongside Ashton Agar and Adam Zampa on the spin-friendly Indian pitches sides are expected to encounter.

Australia’s preliminary World Cup squad

Pat Cummins (c), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Nathan Ellis, Cameron Green, Aaron Hardie, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Tanveer Sangha, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa.

“This side has been extremely impressive for several years in limited-overs cricket,” Bailey said.
“There is an enormous amount of skill and experience in the group, which you need in a World Cup.”

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