COVID-19 affect: Cricket Australia adds six players to preliminary squad for upcoming tours of West Indies and Bangladesh | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Concerned that high players may choose out of the restricted overs tours of the West Indies and Bangladesh due to “bubble fatigue”, Cricket Australia has added six extra cricketers to its preliminary squad for the upcoming assignments, starting July 10.
Australia’s white-ball squad for the upcoming sequence swelled to 29 after the choice committee known as up Ben McDermott, Dan Christian, Cameron Green, Ashton Turner, Wes Agar and Nathan Ellis.
Australia will play 5 T20Is and three ODIs towards the West Indies and is anticipated to journey to Bangladesh subsequent for 5 extra T20Is in early August.
The squad might be trimmed earlier than it flies to the West Indies in a chartered flight on June 28.
“The six additions to the Qantas Australian men’s squad follow discussions with players selected in the initial preliminary list for the tours of the West Indies and Bangladesh,” nationwide choice panel chairman Trevor Hohns mentioned in an announcement.
Pace bowling all-rounder Daniel Sams has already pulled out on psychological well being grounds, whereas in accordance to experiences, star cricketers David Warner and Pat Cummins might also miss the tours.
The trio, together with many different high Australian players, had returned dwelling a couple of weeks again following the suspension of the IPL due to a number of COVID-19 instances inside its bio-bubble in India.
“During the course of those discussions, it has become clear that recent experiences abroad, including but not limited to extended periods in bio-secure hubs and hard quarantine, have had an impact on the health and wellbeing of some players and their families,” Hohns mentioned.
“CA has maintained that the wellbeing of players, staff and officials is a top priority, and never more so than during the Covid-19 pandemic given the extraordinary challenges it has placed upon international athletes and sporting teams.”
Christian, 38, has typically being ignored and his choice will offers him an opportunity to earn a spot within the T20 squad forward of the World Cup, which is about to be shifted to the UAE and Oman from COVID-19 ravaged India.
“Dan is in arguably career-best form and was a crucial member of the Sydney Sixers’ BBL-winning squad this summer. His selection is testament to the hard work he has put in over many years,” Hohns mentioned.
Among others, it’s a maiden nationwide name-up for Agar and Ellis, whereas Green made his ODI debut towards India late final 12 months and Turner had toured New Zealand earlier this 12 months as half of Australia’s T20I squad.
Australia squad for tours of West Indies and Bangladesh: Aaron Finch (c), Ashton Agar, Wes Agar, Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey, Dan Christian, Pat Cummins, Nathan Ellis, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, Josh Philippe, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Tanveer Sangha, D’Arcy Short, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Swepson, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa (to be trimmed earlier than departure).

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