Steve Smith out, Mitchell Marsh to lead Australia team for T20 World Cup 2024 | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Australia's list for the next ICC Men's T20 World Cup revealed some notable absentees, including a seasoned activist Steve Smithrising talent Jake Fraser-McGurk, experienced bowler Jason Behrendorff and all-rounder Matt Short.
The winners of the ICC World Cup 2023 have surprised many with their selection choices for the four-week tournament which will take place in the West Indies and the United States.
Left-arm spinner Ashton Agar is making a comeback despite his hiatus from T20Is since the last T20 World Cup hosted in Australia in 2022. Marcus Stoinis And Cameron Green securing places in the final squad despite inconsistent performances in the ongoing Indian Premier League.
Mitchell Marais will lead the team, with selection chairman George Bailey expressing confidence in the team's balance and readiness for the ninth edition of the T20 World Cup.
Bailey highlighted the team's depth of World Cup experience and its versatility in adapting to varying conditions and opponents. He highlighted the importance of actors like Hagar, Stoinis, Glenn MaxwellCam Green and Marsh to complement the team's frontline attacking options and provide strategies tailored to each venue and opposition.

Acknowledging the difficult decisions involved in selecting a squad of just 15 players, Bailey mentioned several players who were unlucky to be absent, hinting at the possibility of adjustments in line with ICC regulations.
Australia begin their T20 World Cup campaign against Oman in Barbados on June 5, followed by Group B clashes against England, Namibia and Scotland.
Full Australian team: Ashton Agar, Patrick CumminsTim David, Nathan Ellis, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh (captain), Josh Inglis, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa
(Agency contributions)

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