Australia has chosen its 18-player squad for this year’s ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in India. There are some surprising picks in the team, including uncapped leg-spinner Tanveer Sangha and inexperienced all-rounder Aaron Hardie. However, one notable absence is Test star Marnus Labuschagne.
Before the tournament starts on 8th October, the squad will be reduced to 15 players as per ICC regulations. Australia’s first match will be against hosts India in Chennai on 8th October.
Captain Pat Cummins will be racing against the clock to be fit for that opening contest after it was revealed the fast bowler picked up a fractured wrist during the recent Ashes series against England.
The person with the injury has been advised to take six weeks of rest for the affected area. The right-arm player is optimistic about making a comeback before the World Cup begins.
George Bailey, the chief selector, disclosed that Cummins has an undisplaced fracture of his left radius, which needs six weeks of rehabilitation. However, Bailey believes that the rest before the tournament starts will be beneficial for him.