Australia are the 2nd team in the world to name their squad for T20 world cup after New Zealand. The WT20 is set to take place in October later this year in UAE. The world cup was supposed to take place in India but the covid situation in India has forced the ICC to shift the tournament to UAE where the 2nd leg of PSL took place.
The 2020 edition of IPL took place in UAE without any hindrance and the 2nd leg of IPL is set to take place in UAE as well.
Australia who have lost their previous 2 T20I series against West Indies and Bangladesh, have named their squad and their A tier stars all make a comeback to the team.
Australia in T20Is lack proper resources in both batting and bowling department. That showed when their major stars were rested for the West Indies and Bangladesh series and they lost both those series comprehensively. Just goes on to show the lack in depth in their country at the moment.
David Warner, Steve Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell and Pat Cummins were the notable absentees in their previous 2 series and all those stars have been named in the squad for WT20. They have decided to drop Josh Philippe who was part of the Australian set up for quite long and bring in the exciting Josh Inglis who is an exciting talent by all means.
Josh Inglis is an excellent player of spin bowling compared to Josh Philippe and since UAE tracks are expected to be conducive to spin bowling, Australia have done the right thing in injecting Josh Inglis.
Aaron Finch, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Swepson, Kane Richardson, Josh Inglis
Traveling reserves: Daniel Sams, Nathan Ellis, Dan Christian