Australia squad for World Cup 2019

The defending champions Australia have announced their 15-men squad for the ICC World Cup 2019 to be held in England and Wales, runs from May 30 to July 14.

Steve Smith and David Warner returned to the national team but selectors omitted strike bowler Josh Hazlewood and in-form batsman Peter Handscomb.

The surprising news here is the inclusion of Smith and Warner following a year-long ban for their part in the ball-tampering scandal.

Squad: Aaron Finch (captain), Usman Khawaja, David Warner, Steve Smith, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Jhye Richardson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa.

Coach: Justin Langer.

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