September 30, 2022
Ind vs Aus 2022 – Injured Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Marsh and Marcus Stoinis will not play T20Is in India

Australia is taking a cautious approach to its men’s T20 World Cup title defense, with Mitchell Starc, Mitchell Marsh and Marcus Stoinis set to miss the upcoming T20I tour of India with “low-level injuries”.

While Marsh was ruled out due to ankle injuries in the second and third ODIs against Zimbabwe as well as the three ODIs against New Zealand, Stoinis suffered a side injury during the second ODI against New Zealand. And just before the squad left for India, Starc’s knee injury was added to the list.

When Marsh returned home, there were indications that he would be available to tour India, but it has been decided that with the trip involved in a shorter tour, the three are better off staying home.

A statement from CA said, “The selectors felt with three matches over six days in three cities – including India’s travel and internal – Marsh, Stoinis and Starc in preparation for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. For the best service in Australia.”

David Warner was rested ahead of the tour, Cameron Green was given a chance in the T20 format, which means the team playing India will look different from Australia’s first-choice World Cup squad if all injuries are cleared .

But Australia have one more match ahead of the tournament when they return home, two against the West Indies and three against England before facing India again in a practice match in Brisbane.

3 following his stellar form last year, which included a match-winning performance in the T20 World Cup final, while Stoinis was a vital part of the middle order and Starc played in the bowling attack. was a central figure.

Stoinis’ absence opens up a spot for Tim David, a new face in Australia’s World Cup squad, to make his India debut as he forces his way into the first XI for the tournament. If everyone is fit when the World Cup starts, he will need to drop someone from the title-winning team to accommodate David.

“One of the rare things they have that Australia doesn’t totally have is just raw power,” Glenn Maxwell said at the launch of Australia’s World Cup kit on Wednesday. “He is capable of presenting the ball, just like Stoinis and Mitch Marsh do. They are power-hitters, and that [also] There’s a lot of power.

“He’s probably developed his game a little bit over the last two years, where he’s got a little bit more off-side, so he’s not a one-dimensional hitter; he’s able to clear the boundary in different areas. against which is something that is really impressive, and something that has impressed me during the IPL as well [while] Watching him go about his business.”

Other players who may now get a chance in India include out-of-form Aaron Finch and potential opener Josh Inglis along with Green, who impressed during the recent matches against Zimbabwe and New Zealand. Green has played only 14 T20s in his entire career so far but has recently confirmed a BBL deal with the Perth Scorchers whenever he will be available this season.

Meanwhile, Ellis would have moved closer to a spot in the original team after his impressive form in T20 Blast and Hundred, but could not force Kane Richardson to leave behind. Abbott was excellent when called into the ODI squad for the last two matches against New Zealand, taking 4 for 32 in 15 overs.

Sams, who has spent his off-season with Mumbai Indians, Essex and Trent Rockets, was a reserve for the last T20 World Cup along with Ellis.

Australia team for India tourAaron Finch (captain), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Tim David, Nathan Ellis, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Daniel Sams, Steve Smith, Matthew Wade, Adam Zampa

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