Cricket Australia: Australian Men’s Squad named for the T20 Series on the Qantas Tour of New Zealand

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The National Selection Panel (NSP) has named the following 15-player men’s squad for the T20 Series on the Qantas Tour of New Zealand.

Australia:

Mitchell Marsh (Perth Scorchers/Fremantle Cricket Club) (c)
Pat Cummins (Sydney Thunder/Penrith Cricket Club)
Tim David (Hobart Hurricanes/Claremont-Nedlands Cricket Club)
Nathan Ellis (Hobart Hurricanes/ Lindisfarne Cricket Club)
Josh Hazlewood (NSW/St George Cricket Club)
Travis Head (Adelaide Strikers/Tea Tree Gully Cricket Club)
Josh Inglis (Perth Scorchers/Joondalup Cricket Club) 
Glenn Maxwell (Melbourne Stars/Fitzroy Doncaster Cricket Club)
Matt Short (Adelaide Strikers/Northcote Cricket Club)
Steve Smith (Sydney Sixers/Sutherland Cricket Club)
Mitchell Starc (Sydney Sixers/Manly Warringah Cricket Club)
Marcus Stoinis (Melbourne Stars/Subiaco Floreat Cricket Club) 
Matthew Wade (Hobart Hurricanes/Clarence Cricket Club)
David Warner (Sydney Thunder/Randwick Petersham Cricket Club) 
Adam Zampa (Melbourne Renegades/Sutherland Cricket Club)

NSP Chair of Selectors George Bailey said: “Travis, Pat, Mitchell and Steve rejoin the squad following the series against the West Indies with Jason Behrendorff and Sean Abbott amongst the standby players from those playing the upcoming T20s.

“The next six games will provide us the opportunity to start shaping what we think our World Cup squad will look like and potential roles within that.

“We will also fully utilise the opportunity to monitor and watch the performances of the Australian players in the IPL immediately preceding the World Cup.”

Matt Short will be monitored over the next few weeks after suffering a low-grade hamstring injury in the second ODI match against the West Indies in Sydney. Short has been replaced by Aaron Hardie in the squad for the Dettol T20 Series against the West Indies.

Nathan Ellis is nearing a full recovery from a rib injury which is subject to further testing this week. Spencer Johnson, who has joined the ODI squad in Canberra, is on standby for the West Indies series should Ellis need more time leading into New Zealand.

 

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