Currently, the Australian team is preparing for the world cup 2019. They are playing practice match against New Zealand XI. David Warner and Steve Smith are back in the squad. But before the world fast bowler Jhye Richardson ruled out from the world cup due to dislocated shoulder. He suffered against Pakistan in the UAE.
David Beakley, Australia’s physiotherapist, said
“This is obviously very disappointing news for the team and for Jhye, who has been exceptional throughout his rehabilitation process. After his most recent assessment and attempting to bowl in the nets, it was clear that Jhye was not progressing as fast as required and therefore, in consultation with selectors, we made the decision to withdraw him from the squad. Jhye will continue with his rehabilitation and we will look to resume bowling in the coming weeks. At this stage, we are still hopeful that he could be available for Australia A tour of England.”
Cricket Australia announced Kane Richardson name as the Replacement of Jhye Richardson. Kane played his last ODI during the Pakistan Australia series this year. He has picked 29 ODI wickets so far in the 20 matches at an economy of 5.51
ICC cricket world cup ready to kick off from May 30 and the final will play on July 14. Australia will start their campaign from June 1 against Afghanistan. Before the world cup, Australia will play two warm-up matches. Aaron Finch will lead to the Australia team in the world cup 2019.
Here is the Australia squad(updated) for the ICC cricket world cup 2019:-
Aaron Finch (c), Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey (wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa