Australia announce group for WTC ultimate, star all-rounder makes a comeback 


Cricket Australia has introduced the 17-man squad for the World Check Championship (WTC) Last in opposition to India and the Ashes sequence to be performed in England. The Australian group shall be captained by Pat Cummins, who has been main the facet since November, 2021.

Return of Mitchell Marsh 

The squad contains the return of all-rounder Mitchell Marsh, who final performed a Check match in September 2019. Opening batsman Marcus Harris has additionally earned a recall after impressing along with his performances for Victoria within the Sheffield Defend. Nonetheless, the exclusion of Peter Handscomb has come as a shock to many. Handscomb had been a part of the Australian squad that toured India earlier this yr and had scored a century within the warm-up recreation. Regardless of his good kind, the selectors opted to go for Harris and Inglis as a substitute.

The inclusion of Marcus Harris over Cameron Bancroft because the back-up opener has additionally come as a shock. Regardless of smashing 945 runs within the Sheffield Defend season this yr, Bancroft has been neglected in favour of Harris, who scored 601 runs in the identical competitors. It’s price noting, nevertheless, that Bancroft had scored these runs at a powerful common of 47.25, whereas Harris averaged 35.07.

The Australian cricket group is all set to journey to the UK in late Might to participate within the upcoming World Check Championship (WTC) Last in opposition to India. In keeping with ICC guidelines, the group might want to trim their 23-man squad to fifteen gamers for the marquee conflict, which shall be performed as a one-off Check match at The Oval from June 7. After the WTC Last, Australia will shift their focus to the highly-anticipated Ashes sequence in opposition to England, which is able to begin on June 20 with the primary Check scheduled to be held at Edgbaston.

Australian Squad for the World Check Championship Last and Ashes tour:

Pat Cummins (c), Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Cameron Inexperienced, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Todd Murphy, Matthew Renshaw, Steve Smith (vc), Mitchell Starc, David Warner

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