5 Australia cricket team players to watch out for in 2022 ICC T20 World Cup
The reigning ICC T20 World Cup champs have announced their squad for the mega event which will be held in their backyard this October.
Aaron Finch's men will play their tournament opener against New Zealand on October 22 and the last game of the Super 12 round against Afghanistan on November 4.
Australia Cricket Team Will Play In The 2022 ICC T20 World Cup
Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Steve Smith
Pat Cummins (vc), Josh Hazlewood, Kane Richardson, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Swepson.
Matthew Wade, Josh Inglis
Ashton Agar, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis
Dan Christian, Daniel Sams, Nathan Ellis
<>The Australian squad is packed with juggernauts of the shortest format who can change the context of the game in their team's favor in a matter of few balls, but there are a few stars who stand head and shoulders above others.
Can Australia Cricket Team Bank On Maxwell?
Glenn Maxwell is a T20 royalty. His ability to play all around the park and make the bowlers pay in death overs makes him a potent weapon for the Kangaroos.
The batting all-rounder has recently begun weaving the magic with his right-arm off-break as well. He has often been the pick of the bowlers with his straighter deliveries which deceive the left-handed batters, making them think that the ball will go away from them on impact.
He averages an astonishing 30.6 as a middle-order batter at a 153-strike rate. Maxwell has been a regular part of the white ball squad ever since his debut in 2012.
The 33-year-old has also been an asset for any IPL team he plays. And playing in most of the major franchise leagues has improved Maxwell's ability to adjust according to the conditions.
At home, he is likely to smack the fence more often than we've ever seen him.
Disgruntled Warner To Go Big At Home
Warner is just not your friendly neighborhood left-handed batter who sticks to running between the wickets only. He's the opening batsman who smashes pace bowlers around the park for fun and plays spinners equally well.
While the 35-year-old may not be the happiest with Cricket Australia at the moment for trying to stop him from playing in the UAE league, Warner has a record of going big in white-ball games in Australia.
The opener averages 33.5 at a strike rate of almost 141, stats that speak volumes of his lethal batting in the shortest format of the game. He scored a whopping 289 runs in the Kangaroos' T20 World Cup campaign last year.
The Delhi Capitals batter has a knack for taking the game away from the opposition for as long as he stays on the wicket. His ability to read the game early and accurately has made him Australia's go-to batter across every format.
He can defend, rotate the strike, sweep, reverse sweep, slog, scoop, score gigantic sixes on mid-wicket with ease and pull off every other shot that has been seen in international cricket.
Saviour Former Captain Of The Australia Cricket Team Smith To The Rescue
Every team needs a man or two to steady their ship if it needs settling. When Australia's batting faces a collapse or comes under pressure, former skipper Steve Smith often rises to the occasion to steady their run.
Smith is not the most attacking player Australia has up their sleeves, but his quirky batting allows him to take quick singles and doubles, and smack fours to make up for the strike rate.
Unlike his other mates of the batting cartel, Smith has a calmer approach to his batting which is why he has been a regular member of their T20I squad despite averaging only 26.
The right-handed batsman has taken his game to the next level with back-to-back IPL seasons. He may not be able to hit the ball as far as Maxwell or Warner, but Smudge can find gaps in tight fielding setups better than most batters in the circuit.
Cummins To Swing The Game Away From Oppositions
Pat Cummins, who not long ago was made the Test captain, is bound to wow the crowd in October. With 44 wickets in 39 games with an economy of 7, Cummins is a T20 royalty for Cricket Australia.
The 29-year-old fancies bowling 145km/h regularly while swinging the ball both ways.
His in-swinging yorkers are just as deadly as his sharp bouncers, making him Australia's leader of the pace cartel regardless of the format the newly-wed star features in.
On tracks of Sydney and Adelaide, the right-arm quick should not have much trouble posing a lot of questions to the opposition's batters.
Can Mitchell Marsh Continue The Dream Run?
Mitchell Marsh has been in and out of the team until the last couple of years when he turned the tide around for himself.
The Attadale-born played his best in Australia's tour of Bangladesh last year, where he outplayed the visiting side's bowling attack. While Australia lost the series with Matthew Wade as the skipper, they found a way to get the best out of Marsh.
Since then, the 30-year-old has been on a roll. He has been promoted to the top of the order and allowed to free his hands in the powerplay. Marsh has risen his average to almost 31.
He has played only 38 T20Is so far, having a decent strike rate of 125 and pocketing 15 wickets in the process. Marsh's all-around abilities give him direct access to the playing XI.
He is one of the few players in any team around the world, who can come in and smack boundaries in quick succession as well as chip wickets away with his medium pace to bring his side back into the contest.
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