Australia Squad for T20 World Cup 2012

Cricket Australia (CA) have announced the men squad for the ICC T20 World Cup 2012 coming up in September in Sri Lanka.

National Selector John Inverarity said the squad is the same as the T20 squad that will play Pakistan in the UAE next month.

“The ICC World Twenty20 15-man squad is the same as the T20 squad scheduled to play against Pakistan in the UAE in early September,” he said.

“A real strength of the squad is its flexibility and versatility. It’s a well-balanced side that will provide the captain, George Bailey, with plenty of options in both the batting line-up and bowling possibilities.”

“The seam bowling has depth with Clint McKay, Pat Cummins, Ben Hilfenhaus and Mitch Starc along with all-rounders Shane Watson and Dan Christian, and to a lesser extent Michael Hussey, who could be useful for an occasional over or two.”

“Similarly there is depth in the spin bowling department with Brad Hogg, Xavier Doherty and also all-rounders Glenn Maxwell and David Hussey. You can then add to that the possibility of the wrist spin of Cameron White and David Warner.”

“There is a great deal of explosive strike power in the batting line-up that could see Matthew Wade at six, Cameron White at seven and either Dan Christian or Glenn Maxwell at eight.

“There is also a good blend of left and right handers with David Warner, Michael Hussey and Wade likely to be in the top seven.”

“The ICC World Twenty20 promises to be a very exciting event as T20 cricket is so unpredictable. Our squad will be well prepared and we look forward to them playing some outstanding cricket and acquitting themselves especially well.”

Australia squad

David Warner, Shane Watson, Matthew Wade (wk), David Hussey, Michael Hussey, George Bailey (capt), Cameron White, Daniel Christian, Glenn Maxwell, Brad Hogg, Xavier Doherty, Clint McKay, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Ben Hilfenhaus.

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