Cricket Australia has officially announced their squad for the 3-match T20I series against England at home.
This series is due to start on the 9th of October in Perth wherein they have rested their frontline bowlers like Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazelwood, Pat Cummins and Adam Zampa.
Even Glenn Maxwell will not be present for the 1st T20I against England.
The players who have returned to the squad are Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Agar and Kane Richardson. All of these three players have been suffering from side strains but have recovered to be available for this series.
Cameron Green, Mitchell Swepson and Nathan Ellis will be a part of the first T20I.
Here’s what the squad for the first T20I looks like-
Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Cameron Green, Steven Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Josh Inglis, Daniel Sams, Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Swepson, Nathan Ellis, Kane Richardson
Chairman of Selectors, George Bailey says,
The high-performance team and selectors have planned these matches to ensure our squad get to the World Cup fresh and ready to perform. Some squad members travelled to Perth early to begin preparations slightly earlier than the main squad, and a handful of others will not make the trip to Perth.
Adding further, Bailey said,
With some players remaining on the east coast, it provides further opportunity for Nathan Ellis and Daniel Sams, who both performed well in India. Mitchell Swepson was a part of last year’s World Cup squad and continues to provide good depth in our T20 spin bowling department.
This series is the final preparation for the hosts before the ICC T20 World Cup. They are the defending champions and will look to keep a tight hold on their trophy this year as well.
For more sports-related news, follow us on Twitter.