4th December 2023

Marnus Labuschagne’s World Cup desires are over after the batter was disregarded of Australia’s prolonged 18-member squad for the showpiece event in India later this 12 months.

Uncapped duo of leg-spinner Tanveer Sangha and all-rounder Aaron Hardie have been picked within the squad, which shall be trimmed to 15.

A five-match collection in South Africa in September would be the first task of the Pat Cummins-led facet.

Pat Cummins, The Ashes (Associated Press)
Picture: Pat Cummins hopes to get better from the wrist harm he sustained throughout the closing Ashes take a look at in England

Labuschagne has performed 30 of Australia’s 38 matches since his debut in early 2020 and was a part of the workforce that gained a three-match collection in India in March this 12 months.

Mitchell Marsh, Cameron Inexperienced, Marcus Stoinis and Sean Abbott are the frontline seam-bowling all-rounders, whereas Ashton Agar and Sangha be a part of Adam Zampa as their spin choices.

Skipper Cummins sustained a wrist harm throughout the current Ashes collection that can hold him out of the three-match T20 collection in South Africa previous the one-dayers.

“We view a interval of enforced relaxation for Pat as a constructive forward of this essential World Cup marketing campaign,” Australia’s choice chair George Bailey mentioned in an announcement.

“There are nonetheless numerous video games he might play earlier than the World Cup which is greater than sufficient for him to have a powerful preparation.”

Australia's Mitchell Marsh celebrates the dismissal of England's Ben Duckett during the first day of the fifth Ashes Test match between England and Australia at The Oval cricket ground in London, Thursday, July 27, 2023. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Picture: Mitchell Marsh is in line to captain Australia for the primary time

In his absence, Marsh will lead Australia within the T20 collection in South Africa.

All-rounder Glenn Maxwell will miss the ODIs in South Africa as he expects the arrival of his first youngster, and can be a part of the workforce in India for a three-match ODI collection in September.

5-time champions Australia will start their World Cup marketing campaign with an October eight conflict with hosts India in Chennai.

Australia ODI squad

Pat Cummins (captain), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Nathan Ellis, Cameron Inexperienced, Aaron Hardie, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Tanveer Sangha, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa.

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