Australia announce 15-man squad for ICC Champions Trophy, CT 2017
Injured Mitchell Starc and Chris Lynn have both been named in Australia’s 15-man squad for the Champions Trophy in June with the Aussies set to unleash a dream four-man pace attack for the very first time.
Starc (foot) and Lynn (shoulder) are both currently on the sidelines due to injury but are expected to be fit in plenty of time for Australia’s tournament opener on June 2.
Pacemen John Hastings and James Pattinson have both been included while Australia could unleash a dream pace quartet of Starc, Pattinson, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins for the first time in an international match, allrounder James Faulkner has been dropped.
Allrounders Marcus Stoinis and Moises Henriques have been picked, Batsmen Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb and Shaun Marsh left out along with veteran George Bailey, wile Aaron Finch has been named and looks set to resume his partnership with David Warner at the top of the order.
Steven Smith lead Australia ad captain and David Warner named Vice Captain of team for ICC Champions Trophy 2017.
Australia ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Team Squad: Steve Smith (c), David Warner (vc), Pat Cummins, Aaron Finch, Matthew Wade, John Hastings, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, James Pattinson, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa