Photo Credit: Cricket West Indies
David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Marcus Stoinis and Mitchell Starc return to the Australian men’s squad for the Dettol T20 Series against the West Indies.
Australia plays two T20 matches against the West Indies on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane as preparations for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup continue.
Warner (managed preparation), Marsh (ankle), Stoinis (side) and Starc (knee) return having missed the short Qantas T20 tour of India.
Cameron Green has been retained for the series as part of a 16-player squad. Kane Richardson and Ashton Agar are being managed ahead of the World Cup.
National Selection Panel (NSP) Chair George Bailey said: “We have and are taking a cautious approach with the World Cup on the near horizon.
“To have four key players return gives us the ability to take a conservative path with any minor issues and resolve those well in time for the World Cup.
“As such we anticipate Kane and Ashton will return for the following series against England.”
The West Indies series is followed by three more Dettol T20 matches against England in Perth and Canberra before Australia assembles for the World Cup in Brisbane.
A World Cup practice match is scheduled for the Gabba on October 17.
Aaron Finch (VIC/Geelong Cricket Club) (c)
Sean Abbott (NSW/Parramatta District Cricket Club)
Pat Cummins (NSW/Penrith Cricket Club)
Tim David (WA/Claremont-Nedlands Cricket Club)
Cameron Green (WA/Subiaco-Floreat Cricket Club)
Josh Hazlewood (NSW/St George Cricket Club)
Josh Inglis (WA/Joondalup Cricket Club)
Mitchell Marsh (WA/Fremantle Cricket Club)
Glenn Maxwell (VIC/Fitzroy Doncaster Cricket Club)
Daniel Sams (NSW/ Randwick Petersham Cricket Club)
Steve Smith (NSW/Sutherland Cricket Club)
Mitchell Starc (NSW/Manly Warringah Cricket Club)
Marcus Stoinis (WA/Subiaco Floreat Cricket Club)
Matthew Wade (TAS/Clarence Cricket Club)
David Warner (NSW/Randwick Petersham Cricket Club)
Adam Zampa (NSW/Sutherland Cricket Club)
Dettol T20 Series:
October 5: Australia v West Indies, Metricon Stadium
October 7: Australia v West Indies, The Gabba