World cup 2023 Marnus Labuschagne replaces Ashton Agar in Australia Squad

Australia Squad For World Cup 2023: Australia has made two changes to its World Cup team. Spinner Ashton Agar has been ruled out of the series. In such a situation, Australia has given itself additional batting cover by including Marnus Labuschagne instead of the bowler. Agar has been ruled out of the series due to a calf injury.

It is noteworthy that Travis Head, who was injured during the match against South Africa, has been included in the final 15-player squad, but he will not be available for the first half of the tournament. Australia are hopeful that he will be fit to play in the round-robin stage later on.

Selection committee chairman George Bailey said, “This was a difficult decision. Marnus has replaced Ashton. “It was a difficult decision but unfortunately we couldn’t take both Travis and Ashton to the tournament due to injuries,” he said.

Talking about Labuschagne, he was brought in as a concussion sub for Cameron Green in the opening match against South Africa, where he scored an unbeaten 80. He has scored 421 runs in eight matches at an average of 60.14. This also included a century in Bloemfontein.

In the third ODI played in Rajkot on Wednesday, he scored 72 runs in 58 balls. The Australian team will play the first match of the World Cup against India in Chennai on 8 October. Before this, she will show her preparation in practice matches against Netherlands on 30 September and Pakistan on 3 October.

Australia’s World Cup team:
Australia ODI team: Steve Smith (captain), David Warner, Ashton Agar, Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade and Adam Zampa.