Australia’s Squad for the ODI Series and World Cup
- Cricket Australia has announced their preliminary 18-player squad for the 2023 World Cup to be hosted by India.
- The squad will be the same for their upcoming ODI series against South Africa and India.
- The preliminary squad is expected to be pruned to a 15-player list before the tournament.
Pat Cummins to Lead Australia despite Injury
Pat Cummins has been confirmed as the player who will lead Australia in the tournament, despite recovering from a wrist injury.
Cummins aims to return to international cricket during the latter stages of the South Africa tour and make a full return during the India series before the World Cup.
Cummins to Decide on ODI Captaincy after World Cup
Pat Cummins has not yet decided whether he wants to continue as ODI captain after the World Cup.
Mitchell Marsh will lead Australia in the T20I series against South Africa, while other players like Steve Smith, Alex Carey, and Josh Hazlewood are also part of the tour.
Mitchell Marsh is a good candidate to take over as Australia’s permanent T20 captain, as Aaron Finch retired from the role.
Australia’s Schedule for the ODI Series and World Cup
Australia’s three-match ODI series against India will be played on September 22, 24, and 27.
Their World Cup campaign starts on October 8 against hosts India in Chennai.
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