Australia Name 15 Man Squad For ICC Champions Trophy 2017 – Cricket Australia has announced the 15 man squad which will travel to England for the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy tournament. Under the leadership of Steve Smith, Cricket Australia have named 14 other players. Some big names like George Bailey have been omitted from the list.
In spite of the injuries suffered, Chris Lynn and Mitchell Starc have been named in the final 15 man squad. Aussies are set to unleash a dream four-man pace attack for the very first time in this years ICC event. Mitchell Starc and Chris Lynn who are currently out of action due to foot and shoulder injury respectively are expected to be fit before the ICC Champions Trophy opener.
Few surprising names like John Hastings and James Pattinson have been included in the team squad. Whereas James Faulkner who was the man of the match in ICC World Cup 2015 Final has failed to make it to final 15.
Cricket Australia has also made sure that there All rounders department is taken good care of. Marcus Stoinis, Moises Henriques and Glenn Maxwell are all-rounders who will have the responsibility of batting and bowling few overs for the team whenever required.
More names like Usman Khwaja, Peter Handscomb, Shaun Marsh who were part of ODI squad earlier this year have been dropped out. While Aaron Finch has made it to the list and is expected to continue his partnership with David Warner at the top of the order.
Adam Zampa is the only specialist spinner in the squad. The Australian team will depart for England on 18th May. The Australian team is placed in Pool A along with New Zealand, Bangladesh and England. The Australia will face their fierce rivals New Zealand on 2nd June followed by Bangladesh and England on 5th and 10th June respectively. (Also Read: ICC Champions Trophy Full Schedule)
Australia’s 15 Man Team Squad For ICC Champions Trophy 2017:
|Steven Smith (Captain)||Batsman|
|Moises Henriques||All Rounder|
|Glenn Maxwell||All Rounder|
|Matthew Wade||Batsman / Wicket-keeper|
|Marcus Stoinis||All Rounder|