Australia's Provisional Squad for Cricket World Cup 2023: Pat Cummins will lead Australia in World Cup 2023
Australia's Provisional Squad for Cricket World Cup 2023

World Cup 2023 Australia Squad: Cricket Australia (CA) announces the Provisional Squad for ODI World Cup 2023 ahead of the South Africa tour. Pat Cummins is going to lead Australia in the World Cup 2023. Australia will play its first match of World Cup 2023 against India on October 8, 2023 at MA. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.

Star batter of Australia Marnus Labuschagne dropped from the Australian’s Preliminary World Cup 2023 squad. On August 7, 2023, Cricket Australia released the 15-member Provisional squad for the World Cup 2023 and South Africa Tour.

Marnus Labuschagne was not considered for the World Cup squad due to tough competition from other players like Aaron Hardie and Jason Sangha.

Young players like inexperienced all-rounder Aaron Hardie and uncapped all-rounder Tanveer Sangha secured their spot in the 15-member Preliminary Squad of Australia for the World Cup 2023.

Cricket Australia picked Aaron Hardie and Tanveer Sangha as spin All-rounder who can bat and bowl. Spinners are crucial at Indian wickets, which were traditionally known for Spin friendly wickets.

Due to a Wrist injury during the Ashes series Cricket Australia advised Pat Cummins for six weeks’ rest to recover from injury. This year Pat Cummins led his team to victory in the WTC 2023 Final, and this time, he will lead Australia in the World Cup 2023.

Australia won 5 times World Cup titles and was the most successful team in the ODI World Cup in the world. If they win this World Cup, then it will be the six times and second time in India. In 2003, Australia beat India in the World Cup 2003 Final under the Captaincy of Rickey Pointing. 

David Warner and Steve Smith will open for Australia in Cricket World Cup, while Mitchell Marsh will play one-down position. Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, and Alex Carrey will play in the Middle order. Mitchell Starc will lead the bowling unit of Australia with Pat Cummins and Adam Zampa.

Australia’s Provisional World Cup 2023:

Australia’s Provisional World Cup squad: Pat Cummins (C), Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Travis Head, Josh Inglis (Wk), Mitchell Marsh, Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (Wk), Nathan Ellis, Adam Zampa, Aaron Hardie, Josh Hazlewood, Tanveer Sangha, Mitchell Starc.

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