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Australia Reveals Provisional Roster for 2023 World Cup

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Marsh was appointed captain for the South Africa series on a temporary basis, as Cricket Australia squad continues to deliberate on a permanent successor for Finch, who concluded his international career in October of last year.

Mitchell Marsh Named T20 Captain for South Africa Tour, Cummins’ Wrist Fracture Raises Concerns

In a significant announcement on Monday, Mitchell Marsh has been designated as the new Twenty20 captain for Australia squad a role he will undertake during their upcoming tour of South Africa. Further, this decision comes as selectors unveiled that Pat Cummins, who currently holds the positions of Test and one-day skipper, has suffered a fractured wrist. However, there is optimism that Cummins will recover in time for the World Cup.

Taking over the captaincy from Aaron Finch, who retired last year, Marsh is set to lead the team in the initial three T20 matches. This lineup will not feature key players like Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Cameron Green, and David Warner, as they are all taking a well-deserved break.

Pat Cummins, unfortunately, won’t be part of the T20 series as he continues to recuperate from the wrist injury sustained during the final Ashes Test in London. The quartet of Cummins, Starc, Hazlewood, and Warner will, however, reunite for the one-day segment of the South African tour.

Providing insight into Cummins’ condition, Chairman of Selectors George Bailey revealed, “He has sustained an undisplaced fracture in his left radius, necessitating a six-week rehabilitation period.” This setback adds a layer of concern to Australia’s plans as they gear up for the South African tour and beyond.

Pat Cummins’ Rest Intended as Pre-World Cup Boost; New Faces in Australian T20 Squad for South Africa Tour

“We anticipate his rejoining the squad during the South African ODI series. We perceive this mandated period of rest for Pat as a beneficial aspect leading up to the crucial World Cup campaign,” stated the spokesperson.

“Considering the games remaining before the World Cup, he has ample opportunities for participation, ensuring a robust preparation,” he further explained.

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Emerging talent Spencer Johnson, explosive batter Matthew Short, and skillful left-arm seamer Aaron Hardie have all received their inaugural national call-ups for the upcoming T20 matches.

Jason Behrendorff makes his return to the national team colors, marking his comeback since the 2022 Pakistan tour.

Marsh’s extensive experience within the white-ball framework has granted him a senior role, and his appointment. As captain provides an avenue for him to enhance his leadership prowess at the international level,” remarked Bailey on Marsh’s elevation.

“We eagerly anticipate his progression in this role during the South Africa tour.”

Marsh Takes Helm for South Africa, Australia’s World Cup Squad Gains Shape

Mitchell Marsh has been designated as the skipper solely for the South Africa series. With Cricket Australia still deliberating on a permanent successor to Aaron Finch. Who concluded his international career last October.

An initial squad of 18 players has been unveiled for the upcoming 2023 World Cup. Along with a preceding five-match one-day series against South Africa. Australia squad largely maintains continuity with the group that secured a 2-1 victory over India in March.

However, the absence of Marnus Labuschagne is a notable point. As it contrasts with the inclusions of Hardie and the promising young spinner Tanveer Sangha.

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Chairman of Selectors George Bailey commented on the prowess of the 50-over team, stating. “This team has consistently displayed remarkable performance in limited-overs cricket for several years. The group possesses a significant amount of skill and experience, a crucial factor in World Cup competitions.”

As the tournament approaches, the World Cup squad will be trimmed down to a final 15-man roster by early September.

Australia’s Preliminary ODI Squad Unveiled for Upcoming Contests

The preliminary squad for Australia’s One Day International (ODI) team has been revealed, setting the stage for the forthcoming contests. Moreover, this squad represents an initial lineup of players who will potentially participate in upcoming ODI matches.

Australia’s Preliminary ODI Squad:

  • Pat Cummins (captain)
  • 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

This preliminary roster showcases a mix of experienced players and emerging talents, forming the foundation for Australia’s ODI campaign. As the contests draw closer, the final selection will be refined to determine the official squad for the upcoming matches.

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