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Australian squad for ICC World T20

After a thumping 0-3 defeat at the hands of MS Dhoni’s Indian side, Steve Smith was handed the captaincy of the T20 side from Aaron Finch.

Another interesting change made by the Aussie camp was the selection of Peter Nevill in place of incumbent limit-overs keeper Matthew Wade.

Unlike in home conditions, the Aussies will rely heavily on their batting in India with the likes of Steve Smith, David Warner and Glenn Maxwell having to do bulk of the scoring. The trio is well versed with Indian conditions after their IPL stints in recent years.

On turning Indian tracks, the absence of a spinner with genuine pedigree will definitely be a problem for Smith’s side. However, the presence of quality all-rounders like John Hastings, Shane Watson and Mitchell Marsh not only adds depth, but a great deal of balance to Australian side.

The ICC World T20 is the only missing silverware in the Australian trophy cabinet and the 50-over world champions will be determined to win back-to-back major events come April.

ICC T20I Ranking: 8

Coach: Darren Lehmann

Australia ICC World Twenty20 2016 squad: Steve Smith (c), David Warner, Ashton Agar, Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, John Hastings, Josh Hazlewood, Usman Khawaja, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Peter Nevill (wk), Andrew Tye, Shane Watson, Adam Zampa

Players to watch out for: Steve Smith, David Warner, Glenn Maxwell, Shane Watson, Josh Hazlewood

ICC World Twenty20 2016 FIXTURES

Australia VS New Zealand
March 18 (Friday)
Match 17, Day

Australia VS Bangladesh
March 21 (Monday)
Match 22, D/N

Australia VS Pakistan
March 25 (Friday)
Match 26, Day

India VS Australia
March 27 (Sunday)
Match 31, D/N

points table

4 3 1 0 6
4 3 1 0 6
4 2 2 0 4
4 1 3 0 2
4 1 3 0 2
4 4 0 0 8
4 3 1 0 6
4 2 2 0 4
4 1 3 0 2
4 0 4 0 0
1 Tamim Iqbal
6 Matches
295
Runs
2 Virat Kohli
5 Matches
273
Runs
3 Joe Root
6 Matches
249
Runs
1 Mohammad Nabi
7 Matches
12
Wickets
2 Rashid Khan
7 Matches
11
Wickets
3 Ish Sodhi
5 Matches
10
Wickets

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