Jason Behrendorff Named In Australia’s 23 Member Preliminary Squad For West Indies ODI, T20 Tour

Jason Behrendorff and Tanveer Sangha on Monday were named in Australia’s 23-member preliminary squad for the upcoming limited-overs tour of West Indies. Australia and West Indies are set to lock horns in five T20Is and three ODIs in July this year. The likes of Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, David Warner, Moises Henriques, Alex Carey, and Pat Cummins return to the squad after missing the recent white-ball tour of New Zealand. Jason Behrendorff Named In Australia’s 23 Member Preliminary Squad For 5 T20Is And 3 ODIs Against And In West Indies Hard-hitting middle-order batsmen Matthew Wade, Marcus Stoinis, and

Jason Behrendorff Named In Australia’s 23 Member Preliminary Squad For West Indies ODI, T20 Tour

Jason Behrendorff and Tanveer Sangha on Monday were named in Australia’s 23-member preliminary squad for the upcoming limited-overs tour of West Indies.

Australia and West Indies are set to lock horns in five T20Is and three ODIs in July this year. The likes of Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, , Moises Henriques, Alex Carey, and Pat Cummins return to the squad after missing the recent white-ball tour of New Zealand.

Australia pacer Jason Behrendorff (file image)

Jason Behrendorff Named In Australia’s 23 Member Preliminary Squad For 5 T20Is And 3 ODIs Against And In West Indies

Hard-hitting middle-order batsmen Matthew Wade, Marcus Stoinis, and Mitchell Marsh join opener D’Arcy Short in the mix for the final batting places. They all add the flexibility of being able to play in the top or middle-order. Highly rated batsman Josh Phillipe adds another top-order option with captain Aaron Finch and David Warner and as an additional backup wicketkeeper-batsman to Alex Carey and Matthew Wade.

Aaron Finch, AFP
Aaron Finch, AFP

Experienced all-rounders Marcus Stoinis, Moises Henriques, and Mitchell Marsh are joined by the in-form hard-hitting all-rounder Glenn Maxwell in the preliminary squad. Daniel Sams advised the NSP he was unavailable for selection for the tour of the West Indies on health and wellbeing grounds. CA supports Daniel Sams’s decision.

Jason Behrendorff made his T20I debut for Australia against India on 7 October 2017. On 12 January 2019, he made his One Day International (ODI) debut against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground, taking 2 wickets. In April 2019, Jason Behrendorff was named to Australia’s squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup. On 25 June 2019 in the match against England, Jason Behrendorff took his first five-wicket haul in ODIs. He has played 11 ODIs and 7 T20Is picking up 16 and 7 scalps respectively.

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Pacers Kane Richardson, Jhye Richardson, and Andrew Tye join Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, and Mitchell Starc as the primary pace strike weapons. They are joined by pacer Riley Meredith and left-arm pacer Jason Behrendorff.

National selector Trevor Hohns said: “This preliminary list gives selectors a solid base from which to choose a final touring party in the coming weeks while allowing players to prepare.”

“The Australian men’s T20 squad has the ability to match it with any team in the world and the competition for places will be fierce, which is exactly what we are looking for. The West Indies men’s team has won two of the six ICC T20 World Cups played, including the most recent tournament in India and 2016, and this series will provide us with excellent preparation ahead of the 2021 edition in October and November,” he added.

Marnus Labuschagne
Marnus Labuschagne (Image Credit: Twitter)

Ben Oliver, CA’s EGM of National Teams said: “It was great to see our Olympians receiving their vaccination shots ahead of the Tokyo Games and we are working through logistics for the Australian men’s team with the relevant agencies. We will comply with all government directives in relation to vaccinations and international travel.”

Marnus Labuschagne, however, will remain in Wales with county side Glamorgan because of “the logistical complexities of joining the squad from the UK and associated quarantines”, Cricket Australia (CA) said in a news release. Australia will play three one-dayers in Barbados and five 20-over internationals in St Lucia as they continue their preparations for the World Twenty20 in India later this year.

Australia’s 23-member preliminary squad: Aaron Finch (c), Ashton Agar, Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Riley Meredith, Josh Philippe, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Tanveer Sangha, D’Arcy Short, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Swepson, Andrew Tye, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa.

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Junaid Khan reveals his all-time Pakistan T20I XI

From Imran Khan to Wasim Akram, Pakistan has produced some of the best talents in the cricketing world. No wonder picking an all-time XI for the ‘Men in Green’ is a challenging task. Not so long ago, Junaid Khan was asked to select his all-time Pakistan XI but for the shortest format, and the 31-year-old…

Junaid Khan reveals his all-time Pakistan T20I XI

From Imran Khan to Wasim Akram, Pakistan has produced some of the best talents in the cricketing world. No wonder picking an all-time XI for the ‘Men in Green’ is a challenging task. Not so long ago, Junaid Khan was asked to select his all-time Pakistan XI but for the shortest format, and the 31-year-old had no problem whatsoever in revealing his team.

Starting with the openers, Junaid mixed youth with experience by naming Babar Azam and Saeed Anwar as opening batters. Babar has already proved his dexterity across formats. On the other hand, Anwar never played a T20 game, but his aggression at the top-order was enough to puzzle any bowler during his playing days.

Junaid went with the all-rounder duo of Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik for the third and fourth place, respectively. Both Hafeez and Malik are veterans of the T20 format who have played all around the world in various leagues.

Even in the international circuit, both the players are the leading run-scorers for Pakistan. While Hafeez has 2388 runs to his credit, Malik has amassed 2355 runs.

For the wicketkeeping duties, Junaid gave the responsibilities to Mohammad Rizwan, who has been remarkable this year. After Rizwan, Junaid picked out of favour batsman Umar Akmal.

The left-arm pacer further named former international Shahid Afridi for No. 7 slot. Afridi is the leading wicket-taker for his nation, with 97 scalps under his belt..

Among the bowlers, Junaid went with three pacers and one specialist spinner. He picked Umar Gul, Shoaib Akhtar, Sohail Tanvir as fast bowlers and Saeed Ajmal as the lone spinner. Both Gul and Ajmal are Pakistan’s second and third highest wicket-taker in T20Is. Both the bowlers have taken 85 scalps in the shortest format.

Here is Junaid Khan’s all-time Pakistan XI:

Babar Azam, Saeed Anwar, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Rizwan, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Saeed Ajmal, Umar Gul, Shoaib Akhtar, Sohail Tanvir.

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