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World Cup 2019: Australia’s Squad for CWC 2019

World Cup 2019: Australia's Squad for CWC 2019

Cricket Australia has announced the 15-man squad for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 to be held in England and Wales. As expected, Steve Smith and David Warner are back and will make their international comebacks after being suspended for a year.

To accommodate the duo, the selectors had to make some tough calls. Peter Handscomb showed great form in the recent tours of India and UAE. But he didn’t find a place in the squad. Ashton Turner and Kane Richardson are the others who miss out.

Josh Hazlewood was a prominent member of Australia’s ODI side until last year. But the pacer got injured in January. He was hoping to recover in time for the World Cup. However, keeping the Ashes, that follows the World Cup, in mind, Hazlewood has been rested. He has been included as the vice-captain of Australia A that will play 5 ODIs in England against County sides in June.

“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,” Chairman of Selectors, Trevor Hohns, 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. 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 the Australia A squad for the tour of England.

“Josh Hazlewood has also been named in the Australia A squad. Having not played at the highest level for some time, we feel this will provide him with the best preparation to get some quality cricket under his belt. Our focus is to have Josh back bowling at his best for the commencement of a big Ashes Tour,” Hohns added.

As far as the pace department is concerned, Australia will have the services of Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Jhye Richardson and Mitchell Starc. Nathan Lyon and Adam Zampa are the two specialist spinners.

“Mitchell Starc and Jhye Richardson have both been named subject to fitness. The advice from the CA medical team is they are progressing well and barring any setbacks will be available for selection ahead of our opening match against Afghanistan on June 1,” added Hohns.

Australia’s squad for the World Cup

Australian National Cricket Team is all set to play ICC World Cup 2019 with 6 Batsman, 2 Allrounder, 7 Bowlers. Here is the Team Australia’s 15-man squad for the CWC:

Australia’s Squad for CWC 2019

NameAgeRoleBatting StyleBowling Style
Aaron Finch (C)32BatsmanRight Handed BatLeft-arm orthodox
Jason Behrendorff28BowlerRight Handed BatLeft-arm fast-medium
Alex Carey (wk)27WK-BatsmanLeft Handed Bat
Nathan Coulter-Nile31BowlerRight Handed BatRight-arm fast
Pat Cummins25BowlerRight Handed BatRight-arm fast
Usman Khawaja32BatsmanLeft Handed BatRight-arm off-break
Nathan Lyon31BowlerRight Handed BatRight-arm off-break
Shaun Marsh35BatsmanLeft Handed BatLeft-arm orthodox
Glenn Maxwell30Batting AllrounderRight Handed BatRight-arm off-break
Kane Richardson22BowlerRight Handed BatRight-arm fast-medium
Steve Smith29BatsmanRight Handed BatRight-arm leg-break
Mitchell Starc29BowlerLeft Handed BatLeft-arm fast
Marcus Stoinis29Bowling AllrounderRight Handed BatRight-arm medium
David Warner32BatsmanLeft Handed BatRight-arm leg-break
Adam Zampa27BowlerRight Handed BatRight-arm leg-break

Australia’s Schedule for Cricket World Cup 2019

The defending champions will start their World Cup campaign against Afghanistan on June 1 at Bristol.

Australia’s Schedule for CWC 2019
Jun 01, SatAfghanistan vs Australia, Match 4County Ground, Bristol6:00 PM
01:30 PM LOCAL / 12:30 PM GMT
Jun 06, ThuAustralia vs Windies, Match 10Trent Bridge, Nottingham3:00 PM
10:30 AM LOCAL/ 09:30 AM GMT
Jun 09, SunIndia vs Australia, Match 14Kennington Oval, London3:00 PM
10:30 AM LOCAL/ 09:30 AM GMT
Jun 12, WedAustralia vs Pakistan, Match 17The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton3:00 PM
10:30 AM LOCAL/ 09:30 AM GMT
Jun 15, SatSri Lanka vs Australia, Match 20Kennington Oval, London3:00 PM
10:30 AM LOCAL/ 09:30 AM GMT
Jun 20, ThuAustralia vs Bangladesh, Match 26Trent Bridge, Nottingham3:00 PM
10:30 AM LOCAL/ 09:30 AM GMT
Jun 25, TueEngland vs Australia, Match 32Lord’s, London3:00 PM
10:30 AM LOCAL/ 09:30 AM GMT
Jun 29, SatNew Zealand vs Australia, Match 37Lord’s, London6:00 PM
01:30 PM LOCAL / 12:30 PM GMT
Jul 06, SatAustralia vs South Africa, Match 45Old Trafford, Manchester6:00 PM
01:30 PM LOCAL / 12:30 PM GMT

Also Read: Who will win the ODI World Cup 2019? Here are the top 5 contenders

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