Cricket Australia has announced the squad for the limited-overs series against West Indies and Bangladesh. The Australian team is going to tour West Indies and Bangladesh, for which a 20-member team has been selected. Of these, 18 players are part of the team, while two players have been given a place in the team as reserve players. At the same time, seven players have withdrawn their names from the tour of these two countries.
Aussie vice-captain Pat Cummins, all-rounder Glenn Maxwell, opener David Warner, former captain Steve Smith, all-rounder Marcus Stoinis, Jhye Richardson, and Kane Richardson have also withdrawn their names, playing two games for their country ahead of the T20 World Cup. Will not be available on tours. Kangaroo team coach Justin Langer has said that these players being out of the team before the T20 World Cup is not a good sign.
However, Steve Smith has decided not to tour due to an elbow injury, while in a press release issued by Cricket Australia, 6 other players have made themselves available for the tour of West Indies and Bangladesh for different reasons. Not told. All-rounder Daniel Sams, who was found infected with the coronavirus during the IPL in India, has taken leave due to health reasons.
Chief selector Trevor Hohns said in a statement: “We are naturally disappointed that not all players are available for the Australian team at this time, although the NSP (National Selection Panel) respects the decisions of those who have opted out of the tour.” Nine players have been dropped from the 29-man squad finalized last week; Seven IPL players including Smith, Darcy Short (who is currently playing T20 cricket for Hampshire in England), and WA all-rounder Cameron Greene are out.
Australian team is
Aaron Finch (c), Aston Agar, Wes Agar, Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey, Dan Christian, Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques, Mitchell Marsh, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, Josh Phillippe, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Matthew Wade and Adam Zampa.
Nathan Ellis and Tanveer Sangha have been selected among the reserve players.
These 7 players have withdrawn from the tour
Pat Cummins, Glenn Maxwell, David Warner, Steve Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Jhye Richardson, and Kane Richardson.