- Feb 25, 2024
- Sep 21, 2023
Australia have been handed three big jolts for the upcoming T20I series against India. The Aussies have decided against taking any chances with the 20-20 World Cup right around the corner. Australia have had to deal with a long list of injuries after David Warner, and Mitchell Starc was out with knee injury, Mitchell Marsh out due to an ankle injury. Marcus Stoinis has also joined the list due to a side injury. Taking their place in the touring party are Nathan Ellis, Daniel Sams, and Sean Abbott.
The injuries are reportedly minor and nothing to be alarmed about, but the team management have opted not to risk aggravating the injuries. The injuries to Marsh and Stoinis emerged during Australia’s series against Zimbabwe. Starc has been ruled out late after a knee scan on Wednesday.
The amended Australia squad will fly to India on Thursday to acclimatize to the conditions and have training sessions leading into the first match on Tuesday in Mohali. The next two games are in Nagpur on 23rd September and Hyderabad on 25th September.
Australia will then return home, and get a few days of rest before hosting the West Indies on the 5th and 7th of October in Queensland. Warner, Marsh and Stoinis are expected to get a run out when West Indies and England tour Australia in the lead-up to the T20 World Cup. Australia’s campaign at the 20-20 World Cup is going to begin on 22nd October when they square off against New Zealand in Sydney.
Australia Squad for the India Series
Australia squad: Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Tim David, Nathan Ellis, Aaron Finch (c), Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Daniel Sams, Steve Smith, Matthew Wade, Adam Zampa.
The series between India and Australia will be a hard fought one as both sides will look to fine tune their preparations ahead of the 20-20 World Cup which will be played in Australia.