1. Aaron Finch (C)
The dashing opener is one of the most dangerous T20 openers. In fact, the 34-year-old is the only player to have two scores in excess of 150 in T20 internationals. The highest T20I score, 172, also belongs to Finch. These facts exhibit Finch’s caliber and opposition teams must beware of the fact.
2. David Warner
Warner will be Finch’s partner-in-crime in the opening slot. Like Finch, Warner also likes to attack from the outset, and delivering consistently isn’t a problem for him either. However, Warner is a proven match-winner of this format, and opposition teams can’t afford to take him lightly.
3. Steve Smith
Many questions have been raised over Steve Smith’s prowess as a T20 batsman in the last few months. Notably, the right-handed batsman led Australia in the last edition of the tournament in 2016. It remains to see been whether he recovers from his elbow injury ahead of the T20 World Cup.
4. Mitchell Marsh
All-rounder Mitchell Marsh should occupy the number four slot in this line-up, and not many can raise their eyebrows over this. In fact, the dasher crossed the fifty-run mark in three of the five games. If that’s not enough, the right-arm pacer delivered some fine spells and took crucial wickets as well.
5. Glenn Maxwell
One of the hottest properties in T20 cricket currently, Glenn Maxwell is next in the line-up. While doing so, he also tends to throw his wicket away at times. However, the 32-year-old put up a much better show in IPL 2021 and the Aussie team management would have some expectations from him.
6. Matthew Wade (WK)
The wicket-keeper’s slot would be occupied by Matthew Wade. The left-handed batsman was named Australia’s captain for the five-match T20I series against Bangladesh in Aaron Finch’s absence. He has a great chance to stamp his authority by shining in the T20 World Cup.
7. Marcus Stoinis
The dashing all-rounder must also be a part of Australia’s T20 World Cup plans. His outings in the last couple of IPL seasons haven’t been ordinary either. Not to forget, the right-arm pacer also has many variations in his arsenal which can come in handy in the T20 World Cup.
Left-arm spinner Ashton Agar is next in the line-up. Agar has been a vital cog of Australia’s T20I team for a while and his record is impressive as well. Occupying the eighth place in the ICC T20I rankings for bowlers, Agar has as many as two five-wicket hauls in the format.
One of the finest fast bowlers going around, Cummins would be raring to shatter timbers in the T20 World Cup. In 30 T20Is so far, Cummins has scalped 37 wickets that too at an economy rate of below seven. Hence, opposition teams can’t afford to put their guards down even if Australia loses seven wickets.
10. Mitchell Starc
Starc was at his brilliant best in the West Indies tour and he would like to shine in UAE as well. Australia head coach Justin Langer was might pleased with Starc’s efforts as he hailed the left-arm pacer as the ‘best white-ball bowler in the world.Hence, Starc has some role to play in the T20 World Cup.
11. Adam Zampa
In Australia’s line-up, the crucial spot is occupied by Adam Zampa. Zampa has so far scalped 47 wickets in 46 games with his economy rate being just a tad over seven. Notably, Zampa has played T20 cricket in UAE before and his experience would come in handy.