5 players who should have been picked in Australia's World Cup squad

5 players who should have been picked in Australia’s World Cup squad

There are some players who unfortunately missed the plane ticket to England.

2) Andrew Tye – Jhye Richardson:

Andrew Tye
Andrew Tye of Australia celebrates. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Australia are never short of fast bowling sensations, and Jhye Richardson is the latest one to burst into the limelight. He is a speedster who can continuously clock 90 mph which makes him a threat in all conditions. Jhye has already impressed the selectors, and that’s why he is the part of the Australia World Cup squad. Jhye is a wicket-taking bowler as he has taken 24 wickets in 12 matches, but in a squad consisting of out and out fast bowling options, Jhye may not be a good pick for the World Cup. He has proved his mettle while bowling at the start of innings but has not been tested in death overs.

Australia needed variety in their pace department and that’s where Andrew Tye could have been a better choice by the selectors. Andrew Tye is a thinking bowler who has a lot of experience, unlike Jhye Richardson. Tye is also a wicket-taking bowler, as he has taken 12 wickets in 7 matches. He has the ability to bowl in powerplay and could have been an option for the Kangaroos in death overs. Tye is excellent with his slower ball variations by which he has outfoxed many batsmen, and can also generate movement on surfaces which aids bowlers.