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16-Jun-2021 10:49:00 GMT
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Australia to test the bench strength ahead of T20 World Cup

Sydney: Australia has named a new look 18-member squad for their upcoming men’s white-ball tour of the West Indies and Bangladesh.

With Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Daniel Sams, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner and Pat Cummins all requesting not to be considered for the tour for various reasons and Steve Smith (elbow) injured, Australia will get the chance to test their depth ahead of this year’s ICC T20 World Cup in October.

In their absence, Wes Agar will be hoping to make his international debut alongside brother Ashton Agar, while Dan Christian and Jason Behrendorff will be out to play their first matches for Australia since 2017 and 2019 respectively.

Fast bowler Nathan Ellis and leg-spinner Tanveer Sangha will join the tour as travelling reserves and gain further international experience with the Australian squad.

While the squad is missing a host of stars, it also sees the returns of Alex Carey, Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques, Mitchell Starc and Mitchell Swepson, who all missed the white ball tour of New Zealand.

Australia squad
Aaron Finch (c), Ashton Agar, Wes Agar, Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey, Dan Christian, Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques, Mitchell Marsh, Riley Meredith, Ben McDermott, Josh Philippe, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Matthew Wade, Adam Zampa

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