John Inverarity, the National Selector, said that the squad selected has plenty of experience playing in the sub-continent which augurs well as the event takes place in Bangladesh
The CA National Selection Panel (NSP) has named a 15-player men’s squad for the ICC World Twenty20 as well as three Twenty20 matches against South Africa in the lead-up to the tournament.
Commenting on the chosen squad, National Selector John Inverarity said: “We have selected a squad that has plenty of experience playing the Twenty20 format in the sub-continent, which augers well for the challenges of Bangladesh,” Inverarity said.
“We have a group with good depth in power hitting and a range of bowling options. It has been strengthened by the return of Mitch Johnson, Brad Haddin, Shane Watson and David Warner who were not considered recently for Twenty20 selection against England due to the Test Tour of South Africa.
“The NSP was pleased with the way the side performed in those Twenty 20 matches where they played with great confidence and authority. Of those performances we were highly impressed with James Muirhead who displayed a good temperament, excellent control and a leg-break that turns significantly. He is an exciting inclusion.
“Brad Hogg comes into the squad as the other frontline spinner. Once again Brad bowled very well for the Perth Scorchers in the Big Bash League and many batsmen found him difficult to read. Despite his age, his enthusiasm and fitness are undiminished.
“Glenn Maxwell and Dan Christian provide good all-round capabilities including important bowling variety and excellent fielding.
“Brad Hodge has made a great number of Twenty20 runs on the sub-continent and played many match defining innings there. He will provide the squad with a great deal of calm experience and knowledge. His inclusion is just reward for his outstanding performances in this form of the game over many seasons.
“James Faulkner is recovering well from his knee surgery. He is expected to be fully fit for Bangladesh. We will monitor his rehabilitation to see how he is progressing for the matches in South Africa.”
Australia squad for ICC Women’s World Twenty20
The CA Women’s National Selection Panel (WNSP) today announced a 15-player squad for the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 in Bangladesh next month.
Meg Lanning has been named as the new Australia’s women’s T20 captain.
Commenting on the squad, WNSP Chair of Selectors Julie Savage said: “The majority of this squad has experienced World Cup success and understand what is required to perform at a high level in these tournaments.
"It has the right combination of firepower and finesse to maximise our chances of bringing home a third successive ICC Women’s World T20 trophy.
“The team will be looking to capitalise on its strong finish to the recent Women’s Ashes whereby they won the Twenty 20 component of the series. The squad will be looking to take this momentum into the tournament.”
The CA WNSP has advised that Meg Lanning will continue as captain for the ICC Women’s World T20.
Commenting on the captaincy Savage said: "Jodie Fields’ season has been disrupted significantly with illness and injury. We believe the best outcome for Jodie and the team is for her to concentrate solely on her recovery and getting back to the best possible form with the bat and the gloves.
"As a young captain, Meg performed extremely well in the recent 2014 Women’s Ashes Series and is well placed to continue in the role. She has great leadership potential and is widely respected by her peers. We congratulate her on this appointment.
Savage also commented on the inclusion of 24-year-old Queensland Fire all-rounder Delissa Kimmince following strong performances at domestic level. Kimmince last played for Australia in the ICC Women’s World Cup in Sydney in 2009.
“Delissa has had a very consistent domestic season with the bat and ball, which culminated in her player-of-the-match performance in the WT20 final last week. She thoroughly deserves her chance in the national line-up.”
George Bailey (C) Hobart Hurricanes
Dan Christian Brisbane Heat
Nathan Coulter-Nile Perth Scorchers
James Faulkner Melbourne Stars
Aaron Finch Melbourne Renegades
Brad Haddin Sydney Sixers
Brad Hodge Melbourne Stars
Brad Hogg Perth Scorchers
Glenn Maxwell Melbourne Stars
James Muirhead Melbourne Stars
Mitchell Johnson Brisbane Heat
Mitchell Starc Sydney Sixers
David Warner Sydney Thunder
Shane Watson Brisbane Heat
Cameron White Melbourne Stars
Meg Lanning (C) VIC
Jodie Fields (VC) QLD
Alex Blackwell NSW
Nicole Bolton WA
Jess Cameron VIC
Sarah Coyte NSW
Rene Farrell ACT
Holly Ferling QLD
Alyssa Healy NSW
Julie Hunter VIC
Jess Jonassen QLD
Delissa Kimmince QLD
Erin Osborne NSW
Ellyse Perry NSW
Elyse Villani VIC