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Marnus Labuschagne is left out as Australia announces its preliminary squad for the ODI World Cup


Pat Cummins will captain the team, Only 15 of the 18 players chosen by Australia for the team will be able to compete in the World Cup.

For the upcoming ODI World Cup in India, the Australian cricket team is the first to reveal their preliminary roster. Cricket The 18-member team roster was announced by Australia on Twitter. In assignments that have been set before the major event starts, the chosen players will also compete against South Africa and India. The most well-known person who chose not to go is Marnus Labuschagne. Since his debut in January 2020, the hitter has participated in 30 of Australia’s 38 games and has a 31.37 average. Also noteworthy is the fact that just 15 of the 18 members chosen will compete in the World Cup.

Pat Cummins, the captain of Australia, has a fractured wrist and will be sidelined for six weeks. Before travelling to India, where the Australians will play the hosts in a 3-match series, he is anticipated to join the ODI squad in South Africa for a practise series.

Mitchell Starc, another Australian paceman, is currently recovering from an injury but was still selected for the Australia ODI series.

Cummins has “an undisplaced fracture of his left radius which requires six weeks rehabilitation,” according to Australia’s selection chair George Bailey following the team announcement.

“We see Pat’s forced rest as a benefit heading into this crucial World Cup campaign.

“There are still a number of games he could play before the World Cup which is more than enough for him to have a strong preparation,” he added.

Australia’s ODI squad:Pat Cummins (c), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Nathan Ellis, Cameron Green, Aaron Hardie, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Tanveer Sangha, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa

Labuschagne, who has featured in 30 of Australia’s 38 matches since making his debut in January 2020 and has an average of 31.37, is the most noteworthy exclusion from the 50-over team.



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