ICC World Cup 2023 is keeping everyone on its toes even though the tournament hasn’t started yet. The excitement is getting doubled up as each day passes by. The cricket extravaganza will take place in India from 5th October and the final is all set to take place on 19th November. The tournament will open with a blockbuster clash between England and New Zealand and coming to the Australian Cricket Team, they will be seen in action on 8th October against India in Chennai.
ICC World Cup 2023: Marnus Labuschagne to replace this player in Australian squad for World Cup
Australia Cricket team announced their provisional squad for the ICC World Cup 2023 recently and Marnus Labuschagne was the unlucky one who missed out from the squad. However, after that, he has batted superbly well and has been the best batter from the team.
Marnus Labuschagne’s performing staggering well in the South Africa series as well as the India series has given a headache to the Australian management. However, recent reports in code sports have suggested that the batter is in contention to join the team.
There were a lot of speculations that Marnus Labuschagne would replace the injured Travis Head in the team. But this isn’t the case as recent reports have suggested he will be getting added to the team in place of Ashton Agar and Head will retain his place in the team.
Ashton Agar reportedly has been ruled out of the ICC World Cup 2023. The all-rounder faced a calf injury, which ruled him out of the recently concluded ODI series against India. Labuschagne is therefore front runner to replace him in the team.
Australia’s preliminary squad for the ICC World Cup 2023
Here’s Australia’s ODI squad:
Pat Cummins (captain), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Nathan Ellis, Cameron Green, Aaron Hardie, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Tanveer Sangha, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa