3 players from Australia who featured in the 2022 T20 World Cup but won’t play in the 2024 edition

May 30, 2024

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As the cricketing world gears up for the T20 World Cup 2024, expectation is high for Australia, a team with a storied history in the tournament. Having clinched the title in 2021, Australia will enter the tournament with hopes of reclaiming their crown. The Australian squad is the mix of seasoned campaigners and rising stars, and they would be aiming to deliver a strong performance on the global stage.

Disappointing campaign in the 2022 T20 World Cup

In the 2022 T20 World Cup, Australia had a disappointing campaign. Despite being one of the favorites, the team struggled to find consistency. They were unable to replicate their 2021 success, exiting the tournament earlier than expected as they couldn’t event qualify for the knockout stages. Key matches saw them falling short against strong oppositions, highlighting areas needing improvement as they prepare for the 2024 edition.

Key players missing from the 2024 squad

A handful of players who featured in the 2022 T20 World Cup will be absent in 2024 for Australia. Among them are former skipper Aaron Finch, who led the Aussies to their first-ever T20 World Cup title in the 2021 season of the T20 tournament.

Aaron Finch: Finch, the former captain and a stalwart of Australian cricket, has retired from the T20 format. In the 2022 World Cup, Finch played three matches, scoring 107 runs with an impressive average of 53.50. His leadership and batting prowess were crucial for Australia, and his absence will be felt both on and off the field.
Steve Smith: Smith, known for his exceptional batting skills across formats, had a limited role in the 2022 T20 World Cup. He featured in only one match, managing to score just 4 runs. Smith’s exclusion from the 2024 squad indicates a shift towards a more dynamic and younger batting lineup.
Kane Richardson: Fast bowler Richardson also saw limited action in the 2022 edition. He played one match, taking a single wicket. Richardson’s ability to deliver crucial breakthroughs was recognized, but the selectors have opted for fresh pace options for the upcoming tournament.

Also READ: Aaron Finch predicts the semifinalists of T20 World Cup 2024

Expectations high under Mitchell Marsh’s leadership

Notably, fans hold high hopes from the Aussies in the upcoming event, now under the leadership of Mitchell Marsh. With a legacy of success in the shortest format, supporters are eager to see a revitalized team that can challenge for the title. The blend of experienced players and new talent is expected to bring a competitive edge, aiming to reclaim the glory last achieved in 2021. Australia will begin their T20 World Cup 2024 campaign against Oman on June 5 at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados.

Also READ: Australia veteran Nathan Lyon predicts the finalists of T20 World Cup 2024

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