The Aussie cricket fans will get the updated Australia team for the ICC World Cup 2023 here. Keep scrolling, and you will find the 15-man squad in this article. Also, we have prepared your team’s schedule at the end of this post. Do check out that as well. No need to go anywhere else for that, eh?
Australia is one of the strongest ODI squads in the game’s history. They have won the ODI World Cup more than any team in the game. The Aussie cricket board has announced the Australian cricket team for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.
In this article, we will talk about the Aussie team, their captain and coaching staff, and their prospects for moving into the premier cricket tournament.
Be prepared as we enter the exciting details of the mighty Australian cricket team. I hope you are ready for the bouncers and Sixers because you will get nothing less regarding the Kangaroos.
But before, let’s have a look at their performances so far.
|Ranked 2nd on the points table. Won 7 out of 9 matches.
Lost semi-final to England.
|Ranked 3rd in their group. Won 4 out of 6 matches.
Ranked quarter-final against India
|Ranked 5th on the points table. Won 4 out of 8 matches.
Couldn’t reach knockouts.
|Ranked 3rd in their group. Won 2 out of 6 matches.
Couldn’t reach knockouts.
|Ranked 3rd in their group. Won 1 out of 3 matches.
Couldn’t reach knockouts.
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Australian Cricket team for the One-Day Cup
Well, we won’t waste more time and get down to business. Here is the Australian squad for the ODI World Cup this year.
|Pat Cummins (c)
Now that the players are announced let’s talk about team management.
Head coach and Captain
So the head coach for the team is Andrew McDonald, and the captain is Pat Cummins. Both of these are heavy names, aren’t they?
Let’s talk about Pat Cummins for a moment. He is one of the team’s key players and their captain. Of course, his performance and leadership skills will be necessary for the World Cup. He has already won the World Test Championship for Australia and is now eyeing the World Cup.
Although stats say that Smith has a win percentage of 52 % in the ODI’s, he has the skills to win the big matches.
As far as the coach is concerned, Andrew has the experience behind him. He has been coaching the team since 2022 and will continue until 2026. Under his mentorship, the Australian team has won the test championship and the Ashes 2023. He is now eyeing the World Cup.
Now, let’s get down to who can be crucial for the team in the World Cup. There will be spin tracks in India, which means spinners will play their role. But the batting wickets suggest that batsmen are also crucial for the team.
He can be considered an ace for the Aussies in the batting lineup. Travis appeared on the international scene in the ODI format against West Indies in 2016. He couldn’t score that much, but he is an aggressive batsman that is the core of their opening.
He averages 40 with a strike rate of 96, making him an automatic choice for this World Cup. His IPL experience suggests he will be an essential player in the batting order.
However, Travis is injured and will be available to the Australian side in the later half of the tournament. He was the key player, but the injuries have made it hard for all the teams during this world cup. But Australia has a solid replacement for him. We will get back to that player later.
Zampa has big shoes to fill as a legspinner for the Australians. He ranks high in the ICC bowlers rankings, and on the spin tracks of India, he will be lethal. Australia will use him as a wicket-taking option in the middle overs.
The 31-year-old legspinner has 131 wickets in 79 ODI matches with an economy rate of 5.42. With these stats in today’s batting-friendly pitches, Zampa has the x-factor that the Kangaroos need in the bowling department.
With him, the spin bowling department is covered for sure.
Hazelwood right now is the best ODI bowler for Australia and is one of the best ODI bowlers in the world as well. During the Ashes series 2023, he was number one in the ICC ODI bowlers rankings.
His medium-pace bowling and the bowling action remind everyone of the great Glenn Mcgrath. But these are not the only things that make him stand out; his stats in ODI cricket are nothing to scoff at.
He has 108 wickets in 69 ODI matches. But the most crucial factor is the economic rate. He gives away 4.57 runs per over on average in the ODI format. He controls runs and takes wickets, making him a lethal strike bowler.
Last but not least, Mitchell Starc will be a menace to face. There is no doubt that Starc played a crucial role in the 2015 and 2019 World Cups. His pace and swing are lethal, earning him 219 wickets in 110 ODI matches. Not only that, but he has an economy rate of 5.11, making him a good option for ODI cricket.
Unfortunately, he lost his mojo and couldn’t perform well lately due to the injuries. But he is getting his form back in the Ashes series. Hopefully, he will come back with that inswing and those toe-crushing yorkers.
If Starc can shift his gears, it will be a nightmare for the batsmen to face him. He is the bowler Aussies want to perform in the ICC World Cup 2023.
Marnus was the replacement we were talking about earlier. Technically, he came if for the injured Ashton Agar. However, it seems like Australians have gone for a batter instead of an allrounder like Agar so that they could have a solid replacement for Travis Head.
You do not want to let Travis Head go. Even if there is a minute chance, you want to keep a player like him in the squad. However, it was confusing as to why the Aussie selectors didn’t go with Marnus from the get go.
They say it is never too late to mend. Marnus is now in the squad and his batting ability will be curical to Australia’s campaign during this world cup. They need all the batting depth they can during this tournament on the Indian pitches.
Australia’s schedule for Cricket World Cup 2023
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Here is the schedule for the warmups:
Aussie Schedule for the ODI World Cup:
So far, we have seen the announced squad for the Aussies in the ICC World Cup 2023. Pat Cummins will lead the team and is in the mood to win the tournament this time. We can say that David Warner is a dark horse this time, and if he shifts his gear, it will be a problem for the opposition bowlers.
We discussed critical players for the Kangaroos and how they can contribute to the team. Andrew Wood has a lot of things going right for him. They won the Test Championship and have significant momentum. The Ashes series was also nothing to scoff at.
Let’s see how things turn out for this Aussie side.
Frequently Asked Questions – FAQs
Which teams will qualify for the 2023 Cricket World Cup?
Sri Lanka has qualified for a spot in the 2023 World Cup.
When will the Cricket World Cup start in Australia?
The Cricket World Cup will be played in India this time.
Who is the fielding coach for the Australian cricket team?
Right now, Mike Young is their fielding coach.
How many countries will participate in the 2023 Cricket World Cup?
A total of ten teams will play in the World Cup. But it is sad to notice that West Indies will not be able to play in the World Cup this year. We hope they return more robust and challenging for the next World Cup.
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