AUS vs WI 2022: Cricket Australia announces 16-member squad for West Indies T20I Series. And what comes as a major boost for the Australian team is the return of their key players, David Warner, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Starc, and Mitchell Marsh to the announced squad.
All four players missed the T20I Series against India due to myriad reasons. While David Warner was rested, Starc, Stoinis & marsh missed the series due to their respective knee, side strain, and ankle problems. On the other hand, all-rounder Cameron Green who scored multiple fifties in India has also been included in the 16-member squad. His best performance during the T20I series against India was a half-century in just 19 balls. Green is not a part of Australia’s World Cup squad, however, keeping in mind his current blistering form & injuries, he could be included in Australia’s squad for the T20I series.
On the other hand, Ashton Agar & Bowler Kane Richardson both have been rested from the West Indies T20I series. For the unversed, the duo flew back to Australai early from India after sustaining minor injuries. As a result, they have been ruled out of the West Indies series. However, they could return for the three-match t20I series against England.
“We are taking a cautious approach with the World Cup standing next door. Having four key players in the squad helps us to stay prepared for any minor issues & tackle them well in time for the World Cup. For now, we hope that Richardson & Ashton will return for the England T20I Series,” National Selector George Bailey said.
Sean Abbott & Daniel Sams who featured in India T20I series have been retained for the West Indies T20I series as well. Australia is slated to play two T20Is against West Indies at the Carrara Oval on 5th October and the Gabba on 7th October. After that Australia will face England in a three-match home T20I series slated to be played in Perth & Canberra. Before the start of the T20 World Cup 2022, Australia will also play a practice match at the Gabba on October 17.
AUS vs WI 2022: Australia squad:
Sean Abbott, Pat Cummins, Aaron Finch (c), Tim David, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Sams, Steve Smith, Mitchell Marsh, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa