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T20 World Cup 2024: Australia Announced 15-member Squad, Mitchell Marsh will Lead

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Australia Announced 15-member Squad T20 World Cup 2024: Australia has revealed their 15-member squad for T20 World Cup 2024 at the West Indies and the USA on Wednesday, May 1.

The most awaited ICC tournament will start from June 1. The defending champions will led by the Mitchell Marsh.

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Australian legendary batsmen Steve Smith will miss the tournament, asowing to poor performance in T20 format.

Young Australian dangeours batsmen Jake-Fraser McGurk, who is sitting the ongoing IPL on fire with his dynamic batting at the top of the order for DC.

While, All-rounder Cameron Green and Ashton Agar made the squad despite not playing in a single T20I for more than a year.

“It’s been an immense privilege to play for my country and now an even greater honor to lead the squad to a World Cup. We have had some strong success in recent times and I am hopeful that will continue in what looks like a wide-open tournament,” said Marsh as quoted by Cricket.com.au.

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Australia have been in terrific T20I form, winning three of their last four series, including the last two against New Zealand and the West Indies.

Team’s powerful middle order features Glenn Maxwell, Tim David, Marcus Stoinis, and Matthew Wade. David Warner and Travis Head likely to open. However, bowling attack is similar to the one that helped the Aussies clinhc the title in the 50-over WC 2023.

“Being constrained to a squad of 15 for World Cups is always a challenge given the different scenarios and options we’d like to cover. We will continue monitoring several players who have missed out on this preliminary squad and note that if we wish to change this squad, we have the option to do so over the coming weeks in accordance with ICC regulations.”

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“It’s great to have Ashton Agar back into the squad following a spate of unfortunate and untimely injuries. We believe Ashton can play a critical role in this tournament along with Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Cam Green, and Mitch Marsh in complementing our front-line attack options,” he added.

Australians begin their 2024 T20 World Cup campaign against Oman at Barbados on June 5.

Australia Squad for T20 World Cup 2024:

David Warner
Travis Head
Mitchell Marsh
Josh Inglis
Glenn Maxwell
Marcus Stoinis
Cameron Green
Ashton Agar
Pat Cummins
Tim David
Nathan Ellis
Josh Hazlewood
Mitchell Starc
Matthew Wade
Adam Zampa

(With Input From Sportskeeda)

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IPL 2024 Final: Kavya Maran Can’t Hold Back Tear After SRH’s Final Loss against KKR

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IPL 2024 Final: Kavya Maran Can't Hold Back Tear After SRH's Final Loss against KKR

Kavya Maran Can’t Hold Back Tear After SRH’s Final Loss against KKR: Kolkata Knight Riders finally have won the final match against Sunrisers Hyderabad. It was the 3rd title for the KKR after 2012 and 2014.

With a phenomenal bowling attack from KKR, Andre Russel have took three wickets while Vaibhav Arora and Mitcell Starc took two wickets each.

SRH owner Kavya Maran could not control her tear as she waved towards the crowd, and the video of her reaction after the match has gone viral on social media.

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“Really happy, credit goes to Abhishek Nayar, all the credit in the world, the way he’s worked for the franchise. Some contributions go unnoticed, I want to make sure they don’t. He was the one who built this Indian core. We waited for 10 years, credit to the management and the coaching staff,” Venkatesh Iyer said after the match.

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This was KKR’s first IPL championship in ten years, and Gautam Gambhir served as their mentor. They have, incidentally, won the previous two titles with Gambhir at the helm.

“When GG bhai was appointed as the mentor I had messaged him and said I am very happy he’s coming back to KKR, but he said that he would be happy if we are on that podium lifting the trophy. Today is that day and I will never forget that message,” Nitish Rana said when asked about Gambhir’s impact.

Rinku Singh also echoed similar sentiments as the KKR players celebrated the victory.

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“Outstanding feeling right now. Dream has come true – I have been here for 7 years and we are so happy. Credit to GG sir. I will finally lift the IPL trophy. It was God’s plan,” he said.

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MS Dhoni Spotted At A Hair Saloon in Mumbai

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MS Dhoni Spotted At A Hair Saloon in Mumbai: Former India and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain, MS Dhoni, was recently seen at a hair salon in Mumbai. The cricket icon last participated in an IPL 2024 virtual knockout match at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium between CSK and Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB).

Team CSK lost match in eliminator in the IPL, managed to finish the fifth in the points table. In the eliminator match, he contributed 25 runs but he was out in the final over.

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However, a facn shared a video in Instagram providing a recent glimpse of Dhoni, were the iconic wicket-keeper batter is seen entering a hair salon in Mumbai.

“It’s extraordinary. I heard about it first; then we played them [CSK] twice. They came to Lucknow, and our capacity crowd [in Ekana Stadium] is about 50,000, and honestly, there would have been 48,000 MS Dhoni number seven shirts. I couldn’t believe it, and then we went to CSK, and there wasn’t 98%; there was 100%.”

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“And it’s unbelievable. The hero worship in India is unbelievable. And look, I felt it when we played in India before as a player, particularly with Sachin Tendulkar. Then, when I was coaching with [Australia], Virat Kohli, and MS Dhoni, But when you get over there, it’s unbelievable.”

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LSG’s head coach Justing Langer was amazed by MS Dhoni’s outstandign popularity during the IPL 2024, especially druing away games for CSK.

Speaking on BBC Sport’s podcast “Stumped,” Langer expressed his disbelief at the level of support Dhoni received.

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