England vs Australia cricket: Australia announce 21-member squad for England tour; Usman Khawaja and Travis Head miss out


Australia announce 21-member squad: The Australian cricket crew will play three T20Is and as many ODIs in England subsequent month.

Australia and England have lastly confirmed their white-ball sequence in England subsequent month. Australia, who will attain England on August 24, will journey to Derby earlier than shifting to the Ageas Bowl in Southampton the place they are going to play one intra-squad 50-over match and three T20s to organize for the white ball tour.

Very like all different worldwide cricket in England this summer time, this sequence may even be performed in bio-secure situations within the absence of spectators. After taking part in three T20Is in Southampton on September 4, 6 and eight respectively, each groups will journey to Manchester to play three ODIs on September 11, 13 and 16.

“We owe a big debt of gratitude to the gamers, workers and directors of Cricket Australia for his or her efforts in getting this tour underway. Their co-operation to make sure these matches are staged is essential to cricket on this nation. It’s going to additionally present much-needed monetary help in any respect ranges of cricket in England and Wales as we work by means of the challenges in entrance of us.

“The rivalry between England and Australia is the top of sporting competitors. The Vitality IT20s and Royal London Collection might be thrilling contests and an ideal approach to culminate the lads’s worldwide season on this extraordinary summer time,” ECB chief govt officer Tom Harrison stated in an announcement.

Australia announce 21-member squad for England tour

Australia, who had earlier introduced a 26-member preliminary squad for this tour, have now trimmed the squad to 21 gamers. The guests are prone to announce particular squads for T20Is and ODIs upon reaching England underneath the captaincy of Aaron Finch.

Out of the 26 gamers, 5 gamers to overlook the minimize for the ultimate squad are batsmen Usman Khawaja, Travis Head, D’Arcy Quick, wicket-keeper batsman Ben McDermott and pacer Michael Neser.

Quite the opposite, the all-rounder pair of Marcus Stoinis and Glenn Maxwell have made their comeback to the nationwide squad. Whereas Stoinis had final performed for Australia throughout the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Maxwell’s final look for Australia had come throughout the house sequence in opposition to Sri Lanka final yr.

The opposite gamers to make a nationwide comeback are pacers Sean Abbott and Andrew Tye and spinner Nathan Lyon. Very like Stoinis, Lyon additionally hasn’t performed white-ball cricket since 2019 World Cup. Whereas the final of Abbott’s 5 worldwide outings had got here in opposition to Pakistan final summer time, Tye hasn’t performed ODIs since Australia’s disastrous tour of England in 2018.

The likes of batsman , pacer Riley Meredith and all-rounder Daniel Sams, all of whom have been doing nicely within the Australian home circuit, have obtained their maiden call-ups for England tour.

Australia’s 21-member squad for England tour

Aaron Finch (c), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Riley Meredith, Josh Philippe, Daniel Sams, Kane Richardson, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Andrew Tye, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa.

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