The formula of being successful in a team sport is to have a regular roster with players comfortable of playing with each other, knowing the movement of their team mates, the next step, the way they are thinking, and bounding in one whole to create an indestructible force and winning machine. When you have a stable roster with one or maybe two new players that can work as a backup plan you are aiming high in the table, and high with your ambitions. What the world cup winning team did for the oncoming match with Ireland is surprising.
World Cup-winning squad refreshed with seven new players to face England and Ireland
Steve Smith has been officially crowned as Australia’s next one-day international captain and will lead a squad featuring seven new faces for the limited-overs matches on the Qantas Tour of the British Isles.
Smith will be without World Cup stars Mitchell Johnson and Josh Hazlewood, who have both been rested following the Ashes series defeat, allrounder James Faulkner and opening batsman Aaron Finch, who is still recovering from a foot injury picked up playing county cricket in the UK.
Batsman Joe Burns is in line to make his one-day debut, added to the squad after blistering form on the Australia A tour in India where he last week smashed 14 sixes in posting 154 from just 131 balls in Chennai.
Australia squad: Steve Smith (c), Ashton Agar, George Bailey, Joe Burns, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Patrick Cummins, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh, James Pattinson, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, Shane Watson, David Warner, Cameron Boyce (T20I only).
“He is a very capable young batsman who has experience opening, and we think he will grab his opportunity with the white ball during this series,” said Marsh.
They are trying to implement the winning game to the new guys, some of which never tasted the World Cup games, and to prepare them for the future games.
Some of them were rotated with the main squad to get used to the games, but as one, two, or mostly three new guys in it, and this is something that is worth talking about, and the game is worth watching. Some of them like Marcus who was given a chance to play in India did very well and he has reserved his place in the team from the last game in India. Stoins for example was added to the team to replace Faulkner who is in a jail after driving under condition of alcohol. Seems like some players got lucky with the positions and some work realy hard for it. Over all it should be an interesting game to watch.