Australian Champions Trophy Squad

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  1. Twizzle

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    Australia announce 15-man squad for Champions Trophy
    20 April 2017

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    Starc is set to return from injury for the tournament in June // Getty


    Martin Smith

    Australia to unleash four-man pace attack as well as Chris Lynn at Champions Trophy

    Injured duo 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.

    AUSTRALIA SQUAD: Steve Smith (c), David Warner (vc), Pat Cummins, Aaron Finch, John Hastings, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, James Pattinson, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, Adam Zampa

    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.

    Victorian pacemen John Hastings and James Pattinson have both been included, while allrounder James Faulkner - who was man-of-the-match in Australia's World Cup final triumph in 2015 - has been dropped.

    Allrounders Marcus Stoinis and Moises Henriques have been picked while Australia could unleash a dream pace quartet of Starc, Pattinson, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins for the first time in an international match.

    Batsmen Usman Khawaja, Peter Handscomb and Shaun Marsh - who all played ODI cricket earlier this year - have all been left out along with veteran George Bailey, while Aaron Finch has been named and looks set to resume his partnership with David Warner at the top of the order.

    "Our medical staff will continue to monitor Mitchell and Chris’ recovery from their respective injuries, but we are hopeful they will be fit in time for the team’s departure on May 18," said selector Trevor Hohns.

    "Both James and John have made very good returns from injury and are bowling well for their respective teams in the English County competition as well as both contributing well with the bat.

    "When you also add Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins to the fast bowling artillery it becomes a very exciting proposition for Australian cricket.

    "Moises finished off the domestic season very well and has had a great start in the Indian Premier League. We believe Moises’ batting has improved significantly in the past six months and he will provide us with a strong option should he be selected.

    "James (Faulkner) has been a consistent performer for the one-day squad for several years, however with players such as Pattinson, Cummins and Hastings coming back to full fitness and the emergence of Marcus Stoinis, James was squeezed out of the squad and is an unlucky omission."

    A mainstay at No.8 in the lead-up to and during Australia's triumphant World Cup campaign, Faulkner had lost his place in the side at times in 2016, including for the final of the ODI tri-series in the Caribbean last June. But he has since been back in favour and while his batting returns have dropped off, he's taken 25 wickets at 22 since the start of the tour of Sri Lanka last year.

    Hastings, who was unlucky to miss out on the ODI squad to play New Zealand in December, who been picked largely on his proven ability in English conditions. The right-armer has vast experience in English county cricket and took 3-21 from 10 overs in Australia's most recent ODI in the UK.

    Lynn, who has played just one ODI, has been named despite a string of serious injuries that have restricted him to just 11 50-over matches since the 2013 domestic final. And while the destructive Queenslander is currently injured again, selectors have deemed him worth a gamble.

    The quadrennial eight-team event will be played in the UK between June 1 and 18, where Australia will be grouped with hosts England as well as Bangladesh and New Zealand in Group A, while defending champions India are pooled with South Africa, Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Group B.

    The members of the squad not currently playing in the Indian Premier League or English county cricket - Hazlewood, Starc and Wade - will depart for England on May 18, while those in the IPL will stay with their respective franchises until their teams finish the tournament. The IPL final is on May 21.

    Squad: Steve Smith (c), David Warner (vc), Pat Cummins, Aaron Finch, John Hastings, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, James Pattinson, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, Adam Zampa

    http://www.cricket.com.au/news/aust...ad-2017-england-starc-smith-warner/2017-04-20
     
  2. Twizzle

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    For once I think our selectors are on the ball, probabaly with the exception of Hastings but he probabaly wont get a run.

    I do like the pace attack, for the first time we have Haze, Starc, Patto and Cummins available
     
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    Surely with Head and Warner to open Khawaja or a decent young bat could've been picked in the squad ahead of Finch?
     
  4. Bazal

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    Not a bad squad except Fatty Finch. Hastings is hit or miss but handy enough.
     
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    If I was Usman Khawaja I'd give the CA the middle finger, tell them where to go and go play for Pakistan.
     
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    He should go over and be NZs second best bat. If nothing else it'd be hilarious
     
  7. Barkley

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    It's a good looking squad. Pretty harsh on Khawaja missing out for Finch though.
     
  8. Twizzle

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    A lot of backlash on social regarding no Oozie or NKN.
     
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    Is Nathan Coulter-Yangtze even still alive?

    I heard he got the Old Yeller treatment
     
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    I've got no probs with oozie being left out of the ODI side.

    He's passable in the early overs when the field is up but lacks acceleration after that. Plus he's a poor fielder, even worse than Finch who at least can slip.

    Finch is a backwards step, for every one dominant innings he gives you 10 shitters.

    Head should open.
     
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    Pattinson is also not a great limited overs bowler.

    I'd have preferred Faulkner.
     
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    Can't help the Pattinson selection is with one eye to the Ashes.

    Hastings will play anyway. Good hitter and a good limited overs bowler
     
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    f**k up Locky
     
  14. Twizzle

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    Pattinson's batting has been quiet good lately, almost in the all rounder category
     
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    I could give zero f**ks about this tournament if I tried.

    Pattinson has been dismantling county batting line ups for the last few weeks, and that's where I'd prefer he stays with an eye on the Ashes.
     
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    Finch only got picked to keep up the selectors useless Victard quota.
     
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    I didn't even know this series was on!
     
  18. King hit

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    It's hilarious how they pump up this NSW bias nonsense all the time despite NSW players always being the best in the country. The banjo players do it as well despite NSW dominates their team.

    Small man syndrome
     
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    Typcial clueless Victards, when a full strength NSW play the Victards they pump them every time.
     
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    Aaron Finch is an absolute no hoper who has never performed under pressure in a big game
     

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