Australia World Cup 2019 Squad: Steve Smith and David Warner came back to their national team as Australia revealed their 15-member squad for World Cup 2019 which is going to be held in England and Wales. On the other hand, there were a number of surprise oversights as fast bowler Josh Hazlewood as well as in-form batsman Peter Handscomb were both discounted. Left-handers Usman Khawaja and Shaun Marsh have been rewarded for their good latest form by being involved in the Australia World Cup squad, whereas Aaron Finch is going to remain to lead the team that also comprises star all-rounders Marcus Stoinis as well as Glenn Maxwell.
ICC World World Cup Australia Team Squad 2019-
Australia World Cup 2019 squad: Aaron Finch (captain), Usman Khawaja, David Warner, Steve Smith, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Jhye Richardson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa
It is the leading call-up for the previous captain and his second-in-command ever since the termination late last month of year-long prohibitions for their part in the ball-tampering scandal in Cape Town that rocked cricket.
They were qualified for the ultimate two games of Australia’s latest limited-overs tour in contradiction of Pakistan, but selectors wished that they relieved themselves back at the IPL 2019. Both grasped the chance and have been in good touch, mainly the Warner who has made a blazing reappearance.
It left coach Justin Langer with a tight spot on the back of the guarding World Cup champions captivating eight one-day internationals on the trot, in contradiction of India as well as Pakistan.
Chief selector Trevor Hohns said, “We have been extremely pleased with how the ODI squad has been building over the past six months, including the recent series wins in India and against Pakistan in the UAE.”
He further added by saying that, “Steve Smith and David Warner come back into the squad. Both are world-class players and it has been pleasing to see them produce some good form in the IPL.”
Australia’s latest fiery form has been put together on the back of a firm opening partnership in the middle of skipper Aaron Finch and Usman Khawaja.
The choice for Langer at the present is whether to maintain that grouping when the 50-over World Cup starts in England and Wales at the end of next month or transfer one of them down to create a way for Warner, who usually unlocks the batting.
Selectors elected for two spinners in Adam Zampa and Nathan Lyon and five fast bowlers. In order to make up the middle order, Shaun Marsh, Smith, Glenn Maxwell and all-rounder Marcus Stoinis set their spots.
As with the batsmen, Australia’s selectors confronted a bowling challenge as they mark a record sixth World Cup triumph.
Trevor Hohns also said, “Given the depth of talent and competition for spots there were a number of tough calls we had to make to settle on our squad of 15.”
He further added, “Unfortunately, from the recent squad which toured India and the UAE, Peter Handscomb, Ashton Turner and Kane Richardson have made way for the above inclusions, but all three have been included in Australia A squad for the tour of England.”