In a significant blow for Australia, two key all-rounders, Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Marsh, will not be participating in the crucial World Cup match against their rivals England in Ahmedabad. The Australian team is in dire need of a victory to improve their chances of reaching the semifinals. Unfortunately, Maxwell’s unexpected injury and Marsh’s departure have prompted changes in the team’s composition.
Here’s the predicted playing XI for Australia in the much-anticipated game:
- Travis Head and David Warner will continue as the opening pair, with Head having displayed impressive hitting abilities in his recent century against New Zealand in Dharamsala.
- With Marsh absent, Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne are expected to move up the batting order, taking the third and fourth positions, respectively.
- Josh Inglis, known for his remarkable timing and versatility, will handle the wicketkeeping duties and contribute to the batting lineup’s finish alongside the seam-bowling all-rounders Marcus Stoinis and Cameron Green.
- The bowling department will remain unchanged, featuring Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, and Adam Zampa, in addition to captain Pat Cummins.
Anticipated Playing XI for Australia against England:
Travis Head, David Warner, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Inglis (WK), Cameron Green, Marcus Stoinis, Pat Cummins (C), Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.