The Australian team will play against South Africa in the three T20 series. Australia have a new captain in Mitchell Marsh after Aaron Finch retired. Now the Australian team has announced the squad for the first T20 game against South Africa. The Australian team consists mostly of young players. At the same time, there are three players who will make their debuts against South Africa.
These players will make their debut
Australia’s new opening pair is seen on the pitch in the T20 game against South Africa. Matt Short and Travis Head can play for Australia as the older Australian players are rested. At the same time, Mitchell Marsh, Josh Inglis and Marcus Stoinis will play in the middle class. Spencer Johnson, Aaron Hardie and Matt Short will make their T20 debuts for Australia.
These players are out through injury
With a month to go before the World Cup, the Australian team is concerned about some players’ injuries. Pat Cummins and Steve Smith struggle with wrist injuries. At the same time, Mitchell Starc is recovering from his injury. Maxwell drops out of the team due to an ankle injury. However, all of these players are expected to return to the series, which will be staged in India ahead of the World Cup. Australia head coach Andrew McDonald believes Maxwell’s injury is a cause for concern.
Australia head coach Andrew McDonald told SEN radio it was worrying and the reason it had happened a number of times. If you remember the three-game series against India, he played in the first game, weakened a little after that, and then returned to camp. He’s got a terrible injury but he’ll be fine for the World Cup.
Australia’s starting XI for the first T20 game:
Matt Short, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh (c), Josh Inglis (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Aaron Hardie, Sean Abbott, Nathan Ellis, Adam Zampa, Spencer Johnson.