Thursday August 19, 2021

Australia Announce Squad for T20 World Cup

SYDNEY: Steve Smith and Aaron Finch were both included in Australia s squad for the Twenty20 World Cup on Thursday despite injury struggles, while uncapped wicketkeeper-batsman Josh Inglis was a shock selection.

Batting lynchpin Smith had been under a cloud after pulling out of recent tours to the West Indies and Bangladesh due to a left elbow problem.

He said last month he could sacrifice playing at the T20 World Cup to ensure he was fit for the home Ashes series against England this year, making clear Test cricket was his priority.

Squad: Aaron Finch (capt), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa.

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