Smith was Omitted from the Australia T20 World Cup Roster

Former captain Steve Smith has been left out of Australia's squad

The Australian team for the T20 World Cup in the Caribbean and the USA in June does not include former skipper Steve Smith.

The 34-year-old’s absence follows a bad stretch of play in which he scored four and eleven against New Zealand in February.

All-rounder Mitchell Marsh will captain the team, opening batsman David Warner has been picked for what may be his final international competition, and promising batsman Jake Fraser-McGurk has also been left off.

George Bailey, the selection committee’s head, stated that “the balance of the final 15 needs to provide the best chance of being successful in this campaign.”

Bailey stated that there had been “long conversations” regarding Smith’s inclusion in the squad and that Fraser-McGurk, 22, who has been playing well for the Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League, would be closely monitored.

Among the 15-man squad’s seasoned players are fast bowler Mitchell Starc, all-rounder Glenn Maxwell, and test captain Pat Cummins. Of these, 11 played in Australia’s 2021 T20 World Cup-winning team.

Team Australia for the T20 World Cup:

The following players: Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh (captain), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Tim David, Nathan Ellis, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Matthew Wade, David Warner, and Adam Zampa

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