January 26, 2022

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Australia announced their preliminary squad for West Indies’ white ball tour

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Australian cricket team to tour West Indies for white ball series. West Indies will host them for three match ODI series followed by five match T20I series. All eight matches will be played on only two venues due to covid-19 strict protocols. Cricket Australia have announced an extended squad including 23 members.

Read more : West Indies to host South Africa, Pakistan and Australia in their home summer

Australia have played their last T20I series against New Zealand in New Zealand’s soil. Eight player had missed this series. Likes of Steve Smith, David Warner, Pat Cummins including Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques, Alex Carey and Mitchell Swepson missed this series.

National Selector Trevor Hohns on cricket Australia’s team selection

Mitch Swepson has been in exceptional form across all three forms of the game. He has very good Big Bash performances with the Brisbane Heat have been superb, as was his bowling for Queensland in County championship 2021.

Tanveer Sangha was extremely impressive for the Sydney Thunder in Big bash league and we regard him very highly. While he did not play in New Zealand. it was a great opportunity for a young bowler to be around the group. Along with the class of Adam and Ashton we are very fortunate to have four highly capable spinners on this list of this squad.

Allrounders are such a critical part of the T20 game, along with our spinners. As we have seen evolve over time having players able to give the captain more options make the team far more adaptable to all situations. We feel we have that luxury in this group.

National Selector Trevor Hohns on Marnus Labuschange absence

We worked through numerous options in conversations with Marnus to find a workable solution but ultimately came to the conclusion it was more practical for him to remain in the UK.

Had we not been in the middle of a global pandemic Marnus would be on this tour as a well-established member and important part of the one-day side. It’s an unfortunate circumstance of the many challenges the world is facing right now. As it stands, Marnus has the opportunity to continue in County Cricket and T20 games with Glamorgan as we head into the World Cup and home summer.

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Australia’s squad for the tour of West Indies

Aaron Finch (c), Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Riley Meredith, Josh Philippe, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Tanveer Sangha, D’Arcy Short, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Swepson, Andrew Tye, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa, Ashton Agar, Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins