BAN vs AUS: New Australia Captain Announced for T20I Series

Updated on: Aug 2, 2021 11:41 am IST

  • Matthew wade replaced as captain BAN vs AUS

    Australia will play a limited overs series against Bangladesh in Bangladesh after a long time. They have rested their star players for this series as well. The likes of David Warner, Steve Smith, Pat Cummins and Glenn Maxwell were all rested for the Caribbean tour as well.

    Australia lost the T20I series 4-1 but won the ODI series 2-1. With the T20 world cup fast approaching, Australia would want to rectify their flaws in double quick time as they will be hoping to place their hands on the coveted WT20 trophy foe the first time since its inception.

    Matthew Wade to replace Aaron Finch as the skipper

    Aaron Finch is in pathetic form off late with the bat. It has been the case with him for almost 2 years now. He was the #1 T20I batter in the world for a long time but his weakness against the incoming deliveries were exposed well and good by the opposition bowlers which caused the downfall of Aaron Finch big time.

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    In an ideal T20 playing 11 for Australia, Aaron Finch should never play as they have some solid options who are better than him down there but him being the captain of the team makes him undroppable.Aaron Finch

    Aaron Finch has left the team and flew back to Australia to treat his injured right knee which has opened the captaincy door for the experienced veteran in Matthew Wade. The wicket keeper batsman has captained Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash league and is not new to captaincy. Josh Phlippe might replace Aaron Finch at the top of the order and open along with the stand-in skipper Matthew Wade.

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    Australia Squad

    Ashton Agar, Wes Agar, Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey, Dan Christian, Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques, Mitchell Marsh, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, Josh Philippe, Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Swepson, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Matthew Wade (captain), Adam Zampa. Travel reserves: Nathan Ellils, Tanveer Sangha.

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