Australia is “Very close” to finalising squad for T20 World Cup


As the ICC T20 World Cup 2020 is hitting close, Trevor Hohns the Australian cricket chairman of selectors said they have a quite “settled line up” for the coming T20 World Cup and are “very close” to conclude the squad.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) official website quoted Hohns as saying that, “The last one or two positions always give us a headache normally. Particularly when you’ve got a settled line up that has performed very well over the last 12 months.”

“We’d be very close (to finalising a squad). If we had to, we could probably just about nominate it now, ” he added.

The World Cup is planned to be held between October 18 and November 15 at seven different venues in Australia.

The team hadn’t give an opportunity to rising batsman Marnus Labuschagne yet, in the squad. Although, the right-hander has performed stunningly for Australia in the Test and ODI cricket.

Hohns said that he doesn’t want to overburden and want to focus on the “pretty good” side or squad want already amass.

“We don’t want to go too far with him yet. He works so hard, he’s now playing Test cricket and one day cricket. That’s happened in a short period of time. We don’t want to overburden but there’s no reason why a player like that cant play T20 cricket,” he said.

He added that “At the moment it’s in his court and we have a pretty good T20 side or squad… they’re the ones we’ll be focusing on, looking forward to the World Cup”.


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