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Labuschagne replaces injured Agar as Australia makes last-minute change in World Cup squad

New Delhi [India], September 28 (ANI): Australia has been compelled to make a late change after all-rounder Ashton Agar acquired dominated out of the World Cup on account of calf considerations, and skilled batter Marnus Labuschagne has been referred to as in as his alternative.

Australia finalised their squad on Thursday which was the ultimate day for submission of squads as all nations collaborating within the World Cup needed to submit their ultimate squads to the ICC by September 28, as modifications after that date had been solely allowed with permission from match organisers.

Labuschagne missed out on Australia’s preliminary 15-player squad for the World Cup, however his fortune modified following a few of his latest eye-catching performances within the 50-over format.

Alternatively, the ‘Saggy Greens’ have determined to stay with Travis Head who stays unlikely to characteristic within the early video games for Australia on account of a fractured hand.

Earlier this month, Travis Head picked up the harm throughout Australia’s tour of South Africa. However regardless of the harm considerations he has maintained his place within the squad.

“There was one change to the unique preliminary squad of 15 introduced a month in the past with Marnus changing Ashton. This was a troublesome name however sadly, we could not carry each Travis and Ashton into the match with the accidents they’ve. We’ve made the choice to hold Travis by means of the early phases with the intention of him being out there across the mid a part of the match,” Australia’s chief selector George Bailey stated as quoted from ICC.

The absence of Ashton Agar will imply Australia will head to the World Cup with only one specialist spinner of their squad. Skilled all-rounder Glenn Maxwell is more likely to help Adam Zampa as the opposite spin possibility.

Australia World Cup squad: Pat Cummins (c), Steve Smith, Alex Carey, Josh Inglis, Sean Abbott, Cameron Inexperienced, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitch Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc. (ANI)

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