Axe falls as Aussies name T20 World Cup squad

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Uncapped wicketkeeper Josh Inglis is the caller look successful the Australian squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup successful the UAE.

Inglis has been named successful a 15-man squad, which besides includes a fig of high-profile players that missed the caller tours of West Indies and Bangladesh.

"Josh has been connected our radar for immoderate time with his performances in white-ball cricket and much precocious in the Vitality Blast, wherever helium topped the tally charts," said president of selectors, George Bailey.   

Josh Inglis, present batting for London Spirit, has been named successful the Australian squad for the T20 World Cup. (Getty)

"He offers the squad flexibility in the batting order with his adaptability, counter-attacking ability and powerfulness striking. He is a player we are excited astir for the future.

"I afloat admit the 'bolter' look astir it, but he's surely idiosyncratic we've had our oculus connected for immoderate time."

Inglis made 413 runs from 17 matches for Perth Scorchers successful past summer's Big Bash League, astatine a onslaught complaint of 140.

The 26-year-old started the tourney arsenic an opening batsman, but spent the bulk of the summertime astatine fig four. He was the starring runscorer for London Spirit successful The Hundred contention successful the UK.

The enactment of Inglis arsenic the reserve keeper and spare batsman means there's nary spot for Alex Carey, tipped by galore arsenic a aboriginal person of the squad. Carey has already captained Australia successful 3 one-day internationals.

Alex Carey astatine the 2019 World Cup. (PA AAP)

But Bailey was keen to accent Carey remains precise overmuch successful the framework for the 50-over side.

"It's conscionable based connected performances," helium said. "We privation to beryllium truly chiseled successful separating one-day cricket and T20 here, due to the fact that the feedback for Alex connected this astir caller tour, his one-day cricket has been fantastic.

"I was highly impressed with they mode helium played, and the mode helium led the squad successful beauteous challenging circumstances.

"We spot him playing a batch much crippled for Australia."

Australian squad: Aaron Finch (capt), David Warner, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh, Matthew Wade, Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Swepson, Josh Inglis. Travelling reserves: Dan Christian, Nathan Ellis, Daniel Sams

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