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Sean Abbott earns ODI World Cup berth, Australia assured over Cummins, Smith, Starc, Maxwell

Sean Abbott earned a spot among the many tempo bowlers in what was one of many few debatable positions, holding off a problem from Nathan Ellis. Josh Inglis has been included because the back-up wicketkeeper and spare batting choice. The squad will be amended till September 28 after which ICC approval is required.

From the unique 18-player group chosen for the South Africa and India excursions earlier this month, Ellis, Aaron Hardie and Tanveer Sangha are the three to not make the ultimate squad. Tim David, Marnus Labuschagne and Spencer Johnson are additionally at present with the ODI squad in South Africa.

Australia’s preparations for the World Cup have develop into considerably disjointed with a lot of accidents round first-choice gamers. Cummins and Smith each picked up wrist accidents through the Ashes, which dominated them out of the ODI collection in South Africa, whereas Starc has been sidelined by a groin downside.

In the meantime, Maxwell, who was at all times going to overlook the South Africa one-dayers because of the beginning of his first baby, returned house early after struggling discomfort in his ankle and is more likely to be rigorously managed within the lead-up to the World Cup.

“All are nicely positioned to come back again on-line within the coming weeks and probably for choice within the upcoming collection towards India,” nationwide selector George Bailey stated. “There are eight one-day matches nonetheless to play in South Africa and India earlier than the ultimate squad is because of be declared. They’re adopted by two World Cup observe video games, which provides loads of alternative to proceed the construct for the event.”

Legspinner Sangha has caught the attention previously week after impressing within the T20I collection towards South Africa the place he was referred to as in for a last-minute debut when Adam Zampa was in poor health. Nonetheless, the selectors have opted for 2 frontline spinners within the squad – Zampa and Ashton Agar – supplemented by Maxwell and Travis Head.

One of many key selections the selectors might want to make over the approaching weeks is who opens the batting. Mitchell Marsh‘s T20 kind, and his performances towards India in March, have made a powerful case for him to be retained on the high of the order whereas Head has been prolific since his return to ODIs.

Warner missed the primary two matches of the India collection earlier this 12 months and when he did return slotted in at No. 4 with Head and Marsh opening. It’s possible that Smith will hold his slot at No. 3.

Australia open their World Cup marketing campaign towards India on October 8 in Chennai.

Australia ODI World Cup squad Pat Cummins, Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Cameron Inexperienced, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa



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