Australians hold an important position in the world’s cricket and fans wait about every detail about Australia’s T20 World cup squad this season. Aussies hold an important place in the world of cricket and are one of the oldest teams, having played the very first test match and also the very first T20 match.
The first t20 match ever was played between Aussies and the Kiwis. So it wouldn’t be wrong to say that Australians are pioneers of modern-day cricket that we all play and enjoy nowadays. With such a rich cricketing history, fans follow the Aussies very avidly, and supporters would like to know the details about when the Cricket Australia is going to announce the Australia T20 World Cup Squad for ICC men’s T20 World Cup 2020.
Australia T20 World Cup Squad Date
Australians rank 2nd in the ICC Men’s T20 Ranking and have a huge following worldwide. All the fans of Cricket Australia are waiting for every single detail they can get about Australia’s T20 World Cup squad, but to our dismay, Cricket Australia hasn’t yet disclosed any details regarding the matter under discussion. Much is left to our speculation. Last time for the 2016 T20 World cup they announced the t20 world cup squad about a month before the advent of the t20 world. So we can also guess that this time Cricket Australia is going to announce the team between August and September 2020. We can only wait for when the officials to give any details about the matter under discussion.
Australia T20 World Cup Squad Prediction
Australia is full of cricketing talent; it is difficult to get into the national side because of the level of competition there is in the domestic and international circuit. Their internal cricket structure makes it competitive, and players are filtered through a lot of tough matches and strict fitness regimes before they get to enter into the national cricket team and represent in the Australian cricket team. Being superpower in the cricketing world, Cricket Australia has a reputation to maintain, and thus, it would be too harsh on them to expect them to announce a squad this early.
However, we, as fans, can get a little speculative and guess the team based on stats on some of the players in the Australian cricketing circuit. The following are some of the players which we think can get a place in the T20 World cup squad.
- Aron Finch
- Steven Smith
- David Warner
- Pat Cummins
- Mitchell Starc
- Adam Zampa
- Ashton Agar
- Glenn Maxwell
First and the most obvious choice when it comes to predicting the Australian T20 World Cup Squad 2020 is their captain Aron Finch. Finch is a bombastic T20 batsman and ranks 2nd in ICC T20 Batsman ranking. He has always been an automatic selection when it comes to limited-overs format and is an aggressive batsman that has steered Aussies to a number of victories. Finch was also tried in a couple of test matches, but his modest record in the longer format of the game has left him to concentrate all of his talents in the shorter formats of cricket. And rightly so finch has been an in-demand batsman when it comes to different T20 leagues around the world.
He has played for seven different IPL franchises and has also played for Yorkshire and Surrey. Finch’s t20 records are also pretty impressive, with a batting average of 38.32 with a strike rate of about 156. He has also scored two centuries and 11 half-centuries T20I. All of these stats point him out to be a solid choice for the T20 world cup squad this season.
Starting as a leg-break bowler to being one of the best batsmen in the world, Steven smith’s journey as a cricketer has been a wild ride indeed. Steven Smith, through sheer hard work and dedication and passion for his game, has become Australia’s best batsman since the great Sir Donald Bradman. He was always considered to be a naturally gifted player. But he wasn’t empty of flaws either. His techniques had lots of problems, and he didn’t have a solid stance at the pitch. But he trained on his shortcomings and came back stronger and harder. He was also instrumental in Australia’s successful campaign of ICC ODI World Cup 2015, is the leading run-scorer for his team.
He is also an experienced T20 batsman, playing with numerous franchises all over the world. Although his bowling has regressed with time, he still can bowl an over or two. Anyhow, his batting skills are what makes him a force to be reckoned with in the shorter formats of the game, and thus he is the player that we should all be wary of in this season of T20 world cup since he is going to cash the home advantage to the fullest as he did in 2015 World cup.
David Warner has established himself as one of the best openers for his team in all the formats of the game. Whether it is test cricket or T20, he can switch gears according to the situation and has proven himself to be a match-winner for the Australian cricket team.
His importance in the team is huge, such that he was named as he was made vice-captain to Steven Smith in all formats of the game. Warner started his career as a T20 specialist and was the firsts man since 1877, to play for his national side without playing a single first-class match. No one ever considered him to be a batsman for the longer format of the game, but he proved himself to be a solid batsman in all formats of the game.
Averaging 30 with an impressive strike rate of 140, David warner is an impressive T20 batsman and has played in franchises all over the world. He has about eight 100s and 73 50s in the format, making him the ultimate choice for the T20 world cup squad.
Debuting early in the 2011s, Pat Cummins has been Australia’s pace spearhead lately. Following the ball-tampering scandal, he became the Australian side’s shining star showed great performances with the ball with a nine-wicket haul. Pat Cummins has been playing franchise cricket for a long time and had successful stead with Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL. During his stead with IPL, he had some useful bowling sessions with the great Wasim Akram, which certainly proved helpful to the young fast bowler.
Cummins has excellent stats when it comes to bowling in T20 internationals. He has taken 32 wickets in 25 matches with an impressive economy rate of 6.77. His ability to take wickets along with controlling the run rate makes him an excellent weapon for Aussies and useful addition in the bowling arsenal. Currently, he is a vice-captain for Australia in all the formats and is also a useful lower-order batsman. And probably the peak of his career highlights can be considered the fact that he has now named as ICC test cricketer of the year.
Pat Cummins with such outstanding achievements, makes for an automatic choice of Australia’s T20 World Cup squad, and it will be exciting to see him in action.
Mitchell Starc can be considered as Australia’s spearhead with the new ball in all the formats of the game, and his ability to swing the ball into the right-handed batsman makes him a dangerous baller to face early of the game. In 28 T20 international matches that Starc has played, he took 39 wickets with an impressive run rate of 6.74. Starc’s energy and charisma as a fast bowler and his furious pace make him a useful asset on bouncy pitches of his home country, which is going to host the T20 World Cup 2020.
Starc also was instrumental for his country’s success in the 2015 world cup. This time the tournament is also going to be held in Australia, and thus, having him in the team is going to be an advantage for the team. His pace, along with great control over the swing, made him unplayable during the 2015 ICC World cup. Thus, we can all expect him to be a part Australia T20 World Cup Squad for sure.
Just like his fellow teammate Steven Smith, Zampa’s career is nothing short of huge changes. He first started off as a medium-paced bowler. But due to restrictions put up by Cricket Australia about how many fast bowlers could play in the Under 14s, he started to bowl leg break. Adam, with a run-up and style similar to that of legendary Shane Warne, became a leading spin bowler for his country.
With slight pace variations and a googly and flipper, Zampa makes up for his lack of spin produced in contact with the pitch. He has some awesome stats in t20 cricket as a bowler, taking 28 wickets in 27 matches with an impressive economy rate of 6.15. This ability of his to control runs made him the most successful bowler for Aussies in the 2016 T20 world cup.
Adam has some impressive record when it comes to the T20 format of the game. He was Australia’s most successful bowler for the last T20 world cup, as we have mentioned before, with an average of 13.8 and an economy of 6.27. These stats cemented his place for further matches with his national side. He also played in IPL the following year and took the tournament’s second-best bowling figures, taking six wickets for 19 runs, second only to Pakistan’s Sohail Tanvir. Thus Zampa can be a certain choice for Cricket Australia when they announce Australia’s T20 World Cup Squad.
Ashton agar is a left-arm orthodox spinner who plays for Australia in all formats of the game. Handy with the bat later on in the order, he is considered to be a bowling all-rounder. During his debut test match, he made 98 runs coming at number 11, saving his team from a batting disaster.
He can vary the pace and spin the ball, bamboozling the batsmen, making it difficult for them to hit him for runs. He has an overall economy of 6.92 in 21 T20 international matches and been in the form lately in the format. If he can impress the selectors of Cricket Australia, his place in the T20 World cup squad is very likely.
Maxwell is considered to be Australia’s premier batsman in Limited over formats of the game. He is one of the quickest batsmen out there to make runs on the pitch. His ability to play unorthodox shots all over the field makes it difficult for the fielding side to set any set field for him. He plays a pivotal role in the middle order for the Australian batting line up. Glenn Maxwell has been a specialist when it comes to the T20 format.
Maxwell steered his teams to victory numerous times due to his risk-taking and bombastic strike rate. He is a hard hitter of the ball and doesn’t know when to stop. Maxwell recorded for the fastest fifty in the history of Australian domestic cricket and the Second fastest ODI century in world cup history and fastest by any Australian.
He also has a lot of experience playing T20 cricket all over the world and is handy with the ball. He ranks 2nd in ICC all-rounders rankings and is a crucial part of the Australian T20 side. Thus he is undoubtedly going to be a part of Australia T20 World Cup Squad.