Australia announce squad for T20Is against England, senior pacers rested for first game
Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins are among the players rested for the first T20I.
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After completing the ongoing series against West Indies, Australia is all set to host England for a three-match T20I series. The management has taken some important decisions as they’ve rested their regular players Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins, Glenn Maxwell, and Adam Zampa for the first T20I against England.
Marcus Stoinis, Kane Richardson, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Swepson and Nathan Ellis will now join the Australian squad in Perth, where the two teams are scheduled to play the first T20I on October 9. Stoinis, Richardson, and Agar, who are also a part of Australia’s T20 World Cup squad, will stay with the team for the final two T20Is against England.
“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 traveled to Perth early to begin preparations slightly earlier than the main squad and a handful of others will not make the trip to Perth,” said George Bailey, Chair of Selectors.
“With some players remaining on the east coast, it provides further opportunity for Nathan Ellis and Daniel Sams who both performed well in India. Likewise, Mitchell Swepson was a part of last year's World Cup squad and continues to provide good depth in our T20 spin bowling department,” Bailey added.
Australia is currently playing the West Indies at home, where the two teams are scheduled to play one more T20I. Australia clinched a victory in the first game which ended in a final-over thriller. Chasing a target of 146 runs, Aaron Finch played the captain’s knock as he notched up a 53-ball 58, and Matthew Wade’s quick 29-ball 39* helped Australia win the contest.
Australia squad for 1st T20I against England: Aaron Finch, David Warner, Cameron Green, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Josh Inglis, Daniel Sams, Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Swepson, Nathan Ellis, Kane Richardson.
Australia squad for the remaining two T20Is against England: Aaron Finch, David Warner, Cameron Green, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Josh Inglis, Daniel Sams, Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson.
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