Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Three uncapped players have been included in Australia’s T20 squad against South Africa

Australia’s tour of South Africa will start with the opening T20 match of the two-match T20 series starting from October 13.

Australian Cricket Board announced a 14-man squad for the next month’s tour of South Africa. This squad includes some new faces and the combination of young and old players make it strong.

The uncapped players are Pat Cummins, Mitchell Marsh and Matthew Wade. Matthew Wade has the highest possibility to be included in the main squad as a wicketkeeper-batsman. He was called to replace Tim Paine, who will go under surgery to get recovery from injury.

Pat Cummins is the youngest player among the new comers. The 18-year-old tall player has played very few First-class and List A cricket matches but could able to catch the attention of selectors with his good form.

Mitchell Marsh is an all rounder. His inclusion in the squad will help Australian cricket team to increase their strength in both batting and bowling line up. He is currently playing for Pune Warriors, one of the franchises of the Indian Premier League.

No doubt, they will be big asset for their team in future. Their experience will lead their national cricket team reach at the top level in all forms of cricket team.

Shaun Marsh, elder brother of Mitchell Marsh, has already been selected in the squad. If Mitchell Marsh is selected with his brother in South Africa then they will become only the second set of brothers to play in the same Australian T20 side after Michael and David Hussey.

Mitchell Johnson has failed to make his place because of his poor form in the recently concluded Sri Lanka tour.

T20 specialists David Hussey and David Warner will be the main threat for the opponent team. The inclusion of all rounder, Shane Watson, also increased the strength. He is also named vice-captain of this tour.