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Rating Australia Squad for T20 World Cup: Well balanced Australia gets 9/10, prime favourites to win trophy

Rating Australia Squad for T20 World Cup: Well balanced Australia gets 9/10, prime favourites to win trophy

T20 World Cup 2024 is just a few days away, and all the teams have confirmed their 15-member squads for the tournament, after a few minor changes, and so has Team Australia. Insidesport rates all the players in the team on the basis of their stats and current form on an individual basis, and also the team. 

Tipped as the favourites to win the title, Australia will be aiming to take back the crown from defending champions England. And Mitchell Marsh’s side looks like formidable side to go all the way to the top. A team, that steps up when the hour arrives, Australia are masters of the world. With in-form players and some huge talented youngsters, the Men in Yellow are the surely the team to beat.

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Team Australia Rating (9/10)

Australia surprised the world when they went on to beat India in the ODI World Cup final. But then again, when it comes to World Cup and team events, no one comes close to the Men in Yellow. And this time in the ICC T20 World Cup, it won’t be any different.

Australia have one of the most deadliest, balanced, dynamic and cohesive unit amongst others. Fuelled by their passion and hunger for success, Australia stands far ahead compared to the rest. Now Cricket is a team game and no one apart from them knows how to play it. While other might have better players, but Australia exceeds the rest with their exceptional team game with everyone doing their bit.

Australia Player Ratings

Mitchell Marsh (8/10)

  • Poor IPL 2024 for Delhi Capitals, with just 61 runs from 4 matches.
  • Able all-rounder with 17 T20I wickets for Men in Yellow.
  • Decent captain, who can effectively lead a well balanced side. Top order batter who with 1432 runs in T20Is will settle in at number 3.

Travis Head (8.5/10)

  • Majestic IPL 2024 with Sunrisers Hyderabad. 567 runs from 15 games and 4th highest run getter.
  • Fiery opener that can send any bowling order packing with his exquisite choice of shot selection.
  • Will form a deadly opening pair with David Warner. Likely to be one of the key players for Australia with rich vein of form.

David Warner (8/10)

  • A rather disappointing IPL 2024 for Warner, with 168 runs from 8 games.
  • Second highest T20I appearances for Australia (103) behind Maxwell.
  • With 3099 runs, Maxwell is the second most run getter for Australia in the shortest format of the game.
T20 World Cup: Australia Cricket Team ranked 9/10, Mitchell Marsh and Co prime favourites to win the ICC T20 World Cup

Josh Inglis (6/10)

  • Australia’s backup keeper behind Matthew Wade.
  • Relatively new to the side, Inglis has made 21 appearances for the Men in Yellow.
  • Despite having a low average of 26.11, Inglis is power hitter and possess a big strike rate of 152.10 in the shortest format of the game.

Glenn Maxwell (7/10)

  • Had a horrible outing in IPL 2024 for Royal Challengers Bengaluru. 52 runs from 10 games.
  • Despite his poor form, he is one of the key players for Australia with the most appearances for country (106 games)
  • His unique all-rounder abilities makes him one of the vital cogs in the setup.

Matthew Wade (7/10)

  • Matthew Wade remains of one of the most experienced players in the camp. Batting at 7, he provides the role of an anchor.
  • His safe hands behind the wickets make him the number 1 and preferred keeper in the squad.
  • With 1175 runs under his belt, Wade is an experienced customer. He is expected to play a crucial role for Australia in this T20 World Cup.

Tim David (8/10)

  • Not a great IPL 2024 for Mumbai Indians, Tim David managed to score 241 runs from 13 games.
  • David is a proper finisher and will play the role of the enforcer in the team.
  • He already has 1062 runs from 39 games with a whooping strike rate of 163.63.

Cameron Green (8/10)

  • A half decent outing in IPL 2024 for RCB. Green managed to score 255 runs from 13 games.
  • He is relatively new to the Aussie setup having played just 8 matches so far.
  • But he is a highly usable asset with his all-rounder abilities. Furthermore, Green is a power hitter and has a strike rate of 173.75.

Marcus Stoinis (7/10)

  • Another prized all-rounder for the Aussies, had a decent IPL 2024 stint. He amassed 388 runs and scalped 4 wickets.
  • Predominantly a batting-allrounder, Stoinis comes in handy with his pacy deliveries.
  • Stonis can don the role of a finisher, given that he has a strike rate of 145 in T20I cricket.

Pat Cummins (9/10)

  • Pat Cummins has been terrific off late. he led SRH all the way to the finals, sclaping 18 wickets from 16 games.
  • Predominantly used as a bowler, he can often come in handy with the bat and is prone to hitting big shots.
  • Cummins has 57 T20I scalps and will be spear heading Australia’s pace attack with Mitchell Starc.

Mitchell Starc (9.5/10)

  • Mitchell Starc has rose to the occasion multiple times and is in prime form ahead of the T20 World Cup.
  • Starc justified his price tag in IPL 2024 by picking 17 wickets in 14 games.
  • Starc is expected to form a partnership with Pat Cummins. His average of 23.33 makes him one of the best bowlers of the tournament.

Ashton Agar (6/10)

  • While Australia have quite a few spinners, Agar is likely to play second fiddle to Adam Zampa.
  • With 48 wickets under his name, Agar is a fine bowler and his high average and economy speaks for itself.
  • While pitches in USA and West Indies are likely to favour slow bowlers, Australia maybe temped to use Agar as a double whammy.

Josh Hazlewood (7/10)

  • Australia are likely to go with three pacers and Hazlewood will complete the attacking trio with Starc and Cummins.
  • Rather than banking on pace, Hazlewood’s unique ability to pick wickets in the death makes his invaluable in the team.
  • A low economy, good in death and hit the deck bowler, makes Josh Hazlewood a perfect weapon to keep in the Arsenal.

Adam Zampa (8/10)

  • The best spinner in the team and also the highest wicket taker amongst all, Zampa has it all.
  • With 92 wickets, he is the highest wicket-taker in the squad.
  • Traditionally, Zampa would be the lone specialised spinner in the team, with other offerings from Maxwell.
  • However, on slow conditions, he can form an incredible partnership with Ashton Agar.

Nathan Ellis (6/10)

  • Nathan Ellis will be a back up pacer in the Australian squad.
  • He already has 24 wickets under his belt from 14 games. Should any pacer get injured, he would be the perfect fit in the team.

Australia Full Squad

Australia squad: Mitchell Marsh (c), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Tim David, Nathan Ellis, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa

Travelling Reserves: Jake Fraser-McGurk, Matt Short

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