T20 World Cup 2021: Australia's Squad For The Tournament (Predicted)

Published - 21 Jun 2021, 12:26 PM

T20 World Cup 2021: Australia's Squad For The Tournament.
T20 World Cup 2021: Australia's Squad For The Tournament.

ICC T20 World Cup 2021 is a much-awaited T20I tournament going to take place this year. The tournament is scheduled to be played in India during October-November later this year. However, a final decision on the hosts of the tournament will be taken later taking note of the Covid-19 situation in India. UAE is the backup venue for the ICC T20 World Cup 2021.

The tournament was initially scheduled to be conducted in Australia last year. Due to the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic, the tournament was postponed. Later, India was selected as the new host for the tournament. Talking about Australia, the team has not won any T20I World Cup so far.

Australia has won 5 ODI World Cup titles, most than any other country, but has still not able to grab a T20I World Cup title. In ICC T20 World Cup 2021, Australia will aim to clinch their first T20I WC trophy. The team has many talented players who excel in the T20I format. Here we predict Australia’s squad for ICC T20 World Cup 2021.

T20 World Cup 2021: Australia’s Squad For The Tournament (Predicted)

Aaron Finch

Aaron Finch
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Aaron Finch will be captain of the Australia team during ICC T20 World Cup 2021. The right-handed batsman has risen to the 2nd spot in ICC T20 rankings after his consistent batting show in recent time. During Australia’s recent T20I series against New Zealand, Finch was the team’s highest run-scorer with 197 runs in 5 innings.

He also smashed 2 half-centuries and had an average of 49.25 while batting. In 2020, Finch scored 271 runs in 8 T20I matches at an average of 33.87. He also scored a half-century.

David Warner

David Warner
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David Warner is another player who will be part of Australia’s squad in ICC T20 World Cup 2021. The left-handed batsman last played a T20I in September 2020. In the two matches against England, Warner scored a fifty in one game and was dismissed for a duck in the other.

Prior to that, in the T20I series against South Africa in February 2020, Warner smashed two fifties in three games. In 2020, Warner scored 186 runs in 5 innings at an average of 46.50 and 3 half-centuries.

Steve Smith

Steve Smith
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Steve Smith is the third player who will be part of Australia’s squad in ICC T20 World Cup 2020. The former Aussie skipper last played in T20I format in the series against India in December 2020.

In 3 matches, the right-handed batsman scored 82 runs and was the 3rd highest run-scorer in the tournament. Last year, Smith played 9 matches and scored 217 runs at an average of 27 and strike rate of 131.5.

D’Arcy Short

D’Arcy Short
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D’Arcy Short is another player who is expected to be part of Australia’s squad in ICC T20 World Cup 2021. The left-handed batsman made his international T2O debut in 2018.

The opening batsman scored 515 runs in 18 games in 2018 at an average of 32.18. He also hit 3 half-centuries. In 2019, he played 2 games and scored 77. In 2020, he played 3 matches against India and scored 50 runs.

Glenn Maxwell

Glenn Maxwell
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Glenn Maxwell has been in a fabulous form in T20I format since the start of this year, which was also seen during IPL 2021. In the T20I series against New Zealand in February 2021, the right-handed batsman scored 93 runs in 5 games at a strike rate of 178+. In the 3-match T20I series against India last year, Maxwell accounted for 78 runs in 3 games at an average of 26 and strike rate of 150.

Maxwell scored 93 runs in 5 matches this year and 111 runs in 6 matches in 2020. With his incredible form in T20I cricket currently, he will definitely make up for Australia’s squad in ICC T20 World Cup 2021.

Mitchell Marsh

Mitchell Marsh
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Mitchell Marsh is another player whom the Australia team will pick up for ICC T20 World Cup 2021. Mitchell Marsh was part of Australia in the previous 5-match T20I series against New Zealand. The right-handed batsman scored 67 runs in 5 matches.

Last year, the right-handed batsman played 4 matches and scored 83 runs at an average of 27.66. Marsh also has the ability to bowl which will act as an advantage for the team.

Matthew Wade

Matthew Wade
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Matthew Wade will be the primary option of wicket-keeper for Australia in ICC T20 World Cup 2021. In the series against New Zealand, Wade scored 99 runs in 5 T20I games at a strike rate of 137+. In the 3-match T20I series against India in December 2020, Wade was the tournament’s highest run-scorer with 145 runs in 3 matches at an average of 48+.

He also smacked a fifty in two games. The left-handed batsman scored 188 runs in 7 T20I games in 2020 and 99 runs in 5 matches in 2021. He is the best choice of wicket-keeper for Australia in the tournament.

Josh Philippe

Josh Philippe
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Josh Philippe is the secondary wicketkeeper Australia might induct in the squad for ICC T20 World Cup 2021. The right-handed batsman scored 105 runs in 5 T20I games against New Zealand in February this year. He had an average of 21.

Philippe also made his international debut for Australia with the series. With his induction in the national squad in T20Is, he might also be picked for the T20I World Cup 2021.

Marcus Stoinis

Marcus Stoinis
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For the all-rounder’s choice in ICC T20 World Cup 2021, Australia might go with Marcus Stoinis. Stonis is a hard-hitting batsman and a medium-pace bowler. The right-handed batsman was very impressive during the 5-match T20I series against New Zealand this year.

He scored 140 runs in 5 matches at an average of 35 and a strike rate of 147+. He also picked 1 wicket. Last year, Stonis played 4 matches and scored 100 runs an average of 50, and a strike rate of 144+.

Moises Henriques

Moises Henriques
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Moises Henriques is another all-rounder Australia might pick for ICC T20 World Cup 2021. The right-handed batsman last played the 3-match T20I series against India in 2020.

He scored 61 runs in 3 matches at an average of 30.5 and strike rate of 152+. He also picked 3 wickets in the series after bowling in 2 games.

Ashton Agar

Ashton Agar
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For the spinner, Ashton Agar will be the one bowler who will be part of Australia’s squad in ICC T20 World Cup 2021. In Australia’s previous T20I series against New Zealand, the left-arm spinner picked 8 wickets in 5 games and was Australia’s highest wicket-taker in the tournament.

Last year in 2020, Agar played 6 T20I matches and scalped 13 wickets. Overall, he has played 32 T20Is so far and picked 38 wickets at an economy of 6.87. Due to his stupendous consistent bowling performance, he is the 3rd ranked T20I bowler currently.

Adam Zampa

Adam Zampa
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Adam Zampa will be another spinner Australia will go for in ICC T20 World Cup 2021. The right-arm spinner scalped 4 wickets in 5 matches against New Zealand this year.

Against India in December 2020, the leg spinner picked 3 wickets in 3 games. Last year, Zampa picked 11 wickets in 9 T20I games. Overall in his T20I career, Zama accounts for 43 wickets in 41 matches at an economy of 6.92.

Mitchell Starc

Mitchell Starc
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For the pacers, Mitchell Starc will be a confirmed member of Aussie’s squad for ICC T20 World Cup 2021. The left-arm pacer is a regular part of the Australia team in all three formats. In the T20I series against India in December 2020, Starc picked 2 wickets in 1 match.

The 31-year-old picked 8 wickets in 7 games last year. In 2019, he scalped 8 wickets in 5 games. Overall, the 31-year-old pacer accounts for 47 wickets in 35 T20Is.

Pat Cummins

Pat Cummins
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Pat Cummins is another crucial pacer for Australia in the national team and he will be another pacer the team will pick in the squad for ICC T20 World Cup 2021. Last year, Cummins picked 5 wickets in 5 T20I games.

In 2019, the right-arm pacer accounted for 9 wickets in 7 matches. So far, he has played 30 T20I matches and picked 37 wickets at an economy of 6.93.

Andrew Tye

Andrew Tye
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In the pacers’ category, Andrew Tye is another bowler who might be inducted into Australia’s squad for ICC T20 World Cup 2021. The right-arm pacer played 2 matches last year and picked 2 wickets.

The 34-year-old has brilliant stats in the T20I format. He has played 28 matches and accounts for 39 wickets. He owns an average of 22.89 and an economy of 8.94.

Nathan Coulter-Nile

Nathan Coulter-Nile
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Nathan Coulter-Nile might also be picked by Australia for ICC T20 World Cup 2021. So far, Nile has a decent outing in the T20I format for Australia.

The right-arm pacer has played 28 matches and scalped 34 wickets in T20Is so far. He has an economy of 8.26 and an average of 23.58.

Jhye Richardson

Jhye Richardson
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Jhye Richardson has come into the limelight after finishing as the highest wicket-taker in Big Bash League 2020-21. The right-arm pacer picked 4 wickets in 5 matches during the T20I series against New Zealand earlier this year.

So far, the 24-year-old Aussie player accounts for 13 wickets in 14 matches at an economy of 8.52. Richardson is another bowler who might be picked by Australia for ICC T20 World Cup 2021.

Riley Meredith

Riley Meredith
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Riley Meredith made his entry into the national side after his impressive show in Big Bash League 2020-21. In his T20I debut against New Zealand in February 2021, the right-arm pacer showed a decent bowling performance, scalping 4 wickets in 3 games.

He had an economy of 7.54. He is an emerging bowler for Australia. Australia might give him a chance during ICC T20 World Cup 2021.

Sean Abbott

Sean Abbott
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Sean Abbott is another pacer Australia might pick for ICC T20 World Cup 2021. Abbott made his T20I debut in 2014. The right-arm pacer played his last T20I match against India last year. He picked 1 wicket in 3 matches.

Abbott has played 7 T20I matches so far and picked 4 wickets at an economy of 8.33.

Kane Richardson

Kane Richardson
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Kane Richardson might also be picked in the pacer’s category for ICC T20 World Cup 2021. The right-arm pacer was impressive during the T20I series against New Zealand, picking 7 wickets in 5 matches. In 2020, he picked 5 wickets in 6 matches.

So far, Richardson has played 26 T20I matches and scalped 29 wickets at an economy of 7.92.