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Australia Announced 15-man squad for T20 World Cup 2021

By Rohit - August 19, 2021 - Last updated on Dec 01, 2021 04:06 PM Australia Announced 15-man squad for T20 World Cup 2021

All-rounders Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis, and seamer Kane Richardson return to the squad having missed the tours of the West Indies and Bangladesh.

Australia on Thursday named a strong 15-man squad for the Twenty20 World Cup, recalling paceman Pat Cummins and leading batsmen Steve Smith and David Warner for the global tournament in the United Arab Emirates and Oman.

The strong squad quashes speculation Australia might spare some of their top players from the October-November World Cup ahead of a big summer highlighted by an Ashes series against England.

The Australians have endured a lean time of late in T20 cricket, having lost each of their past five series. However, in the three most recent of those they have been unable to field a full-strength XI and will be hopeful the return of Warner and company set them on the right course.

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"We have some of the best players in the world in their respective roles combined with the collective experience to succeed against the very best T20 sides in the world," chairman of selectors George Bailey said.

Smith returns from an elbow injury. Captain Aaron Finch was also named to the squad while recovering from recent knee surgery.

Uncapped West Australian Josh Inglis has been included as a back-up wicketkeeper to Matthew Wade

"Josh has been on our radar for some time with his performances in white-ball cricket and more recently in the Vitality Blast where he topped the run charts. He offers the squad flexibility in the batting order with his adaptability, counterattacking ability, and power striking. He is a player we are excited about for the future."

T20 World Cup Squad: Aaron Finch (C), Pat Cummins (VC), Ashton Agar, Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa

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