Warner David and Smith Steve Matthew Wade has been named captain for the 5-match T20I series against India
Only four days after the 2023 World Cup Final ended, Cricket Australia announced a 15-player roster for the five-match Twenty20 International series against India, with Matthew Wade leading the charge as captain.
The all-around tandem of Mitchell Marsh and Cameron Green, as well as the pace trio of Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, and Josh Hazlewood, will be back in Australia. This choice is meant to make sure they are prepared for the upcoming Test matches.
Ashton Agar was left out of the selection process because he is currently rehabilitating from a calf ailment.
Australia supported Steve Smith and David Warner, two seasoned players, in the Twenty20 team. Both players are about to return to international T20 cricket after missing the tour of South Africa.
"It's an experienced squad with a mixture of players who have had their first opportunity on the international stage and that we hope will continue to develop into important players in our T20 group," said George Bailey, chair of the selection panel, in remarks about the chosen team.
"We are excited for Matthew to take the helm for this series as he is a leader in the group and has captained the squad before. Similar to Mitch Marsh in the South Africa series, this is a fantastic chance to expand on our breadth and depth of knowledge in foreign leadership.
"Playing India on their own ground is always a huge task. Tanveer Sangha, who is presently a travelling reserve, and eight members of the current ODI World Cup squad are among the group who have the most experience playing in India."
Squad: Adam Zampa, Glenn Maxwell, Tanveer Sangha, Matt Short, Steve Smith, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Sean Abbott, Tim David, Nathan Ellis, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Spencer Johnson, Glenn Maxwell, and Matthew Wade