Australian vice-captain Alex Carey said that their team has a settled line-up for their upcoming T20Is.
In 2019, the Australian team pulled off a memorable performance as they won seven out of the eight T20Is that they had played after one match had been abandoned due to rain. The players on that lineup mainly contributed to what has been an impressive performance of the team which showed consistency.
With that, the Aussies have been prepared for this year’s T20 World Cup which was supposed to be held in Australia. With that, Australia’s limited-overs vice-captain Alex Carey is undeniably happy with their settled lineup for this year’s awaited event.
Carey said in a video that, ‘Keeping the group together and keeping it quite consistent. We know our opening batters will be Finch and Warner, you throw Steve Smith in at the top. We've been pretty consistent with our line-up the last 6-12 months. It's really valuable doing that, you know what your bowlers' strengths are, what the spinners can do, Zampa and Agar were fantastic, and the top of the order were making the runs’.
Other players who are part of the team’s XI are the likes of Glenn Maxwell, Pat Cummins, Kane Richardson, and Mitchell Starc. However, due to the global cancellation of matches amid COVID-19, the boys are stuck in their respective homes with no proper training for this year’s World Cup.
Still, Carey believes that the break is a great opportunity for them to refresh and recharge after months of playing cricket. He also knows the uncertainty of until when the scenario may last but he remains optimistic that the World Cup will push through in about six months. By then, he says, the team will still be fit and strong for a great game.
The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup is set to start on October 18 at the GMHBA Stadium in Australia in a match between Sri Lanka and Ireland. To know more about how T20 matches are played, check out Betwala.
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