Australia, a cricketing powerhouse with a history of five World Cup victories, has just announced its squad for the eagerly awaited ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. The final 15 players have been chosen after a preliminary selection of 18 players last month, and the excitement is building as the tournament in India is just around the corner.

Unfortunately, three talented players didn’t make the cut. The unlucky trio comprises all-rounder Aaron Hardie, pacer Nathan Ellis, and young spinner Tanveer Sangha. Instead, the selectors have leaned towards experience in the majority of their final 15. Notably, Test star Marnus Labuschagne also missed out on this cricketing adventure.

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At the helm of the team is the prolific fast bowler Pat Cummins, with strong support from seasoned quicks Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc, who will be crucial with the new ball. Sean Abbott has secured the final spot as a backup pacer. In the spin department, Australia will rely on Ashton Agar and Adam Zampa to weave their magic.

Turning to the batting lineup, there are no surprises here. Expect to see the likes of David Warner, Steve Smith, and Travis Head in the top order. Adding depth to the squad are all-rounders Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, and Cameron Green. As for the wicketkeeping duties, Alex Carey and Josh Inglis are on the roster, with Carey taking the lead, having delivered an admirable performance at the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales.

Currently, the Australian squad is in South Africa, gearing up for a five-game ODI series against the Proteas. Following this, they’ll head to the Indian subcontinent for a three-match ODI series against India at the end of this month. They’ll fine-tune their skills with official warm-up fixtures against the Netherlands and Pakistan before the World Cup officially kicks off. The first big match for Australia is against hosts India in Chennai on October 8.

While a few Australian players are nursing minor injuries, selection chair George Bailey believes that all 15 squad members will play some part in the series against India later this month. He’s optimistic they’ll be in top form before the final squad submission to the ICC on September 28.

With this talented squad, Australia aims to script yet another chapter in their storied World Cup history. Cricket enthusiasts worldwide can’t wait to witness the action unfold!

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