How star driver Mitchell Starc could find himself out of the World Cup; Pat Cummins; Josh Hazlewood; Adam Zampa; Glenn Maxwell; David Warner

Only Adam Zampa has taken more T20 wickets for Australia than Starc, who played in the country’s victorious World Test Championship, World Cup and T20 World Cup teams.

In Starc’s favor, George Bailey’s selection panel generally, but not always, favored experience when crucial decisions had to be made, having retained faith in David Warner during his long decline as a Test player.


In this tournament they backed veteran Matthew Wade against Josh Inglis, Marcus Stoinis against the less experienced Cameron Green, and once again maintained their faith in Warner despite a series of breathtaking performances from young Jake Fraser-McGurk in the Prime Minister of India. League.

“Hazlewood and Cummins will definitely return to this line-up, which is why they were rested in the last match to give them the best opportunity to get going in this tournament,” McDonald said on SEN of the XI to face Bangladesh in the first Australian super eight. match Friday morning (AEST) in Antigua.

“Nathan Ellis was also excellent with his creativity and defensive skills. If it’s a two-over wicket, we may go in with Ashton Agar and Adam Zampa and have to leave quickly. We have all this at our disposal. A healthy team gives us great options at the draft table.

The Antigua pitch should suit three fast men, but the conditions at St Vincent favored spin heavily and produced victory totals lower than a run of the ball.

With five matches in 11 days, if Australia progress to the final, there is every chance that Starc will be forced to overcome a busy schedule at some point, even if he were to miss the match against Bangladesh.

Drawn against India, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, Australia will need to win at least two matches and have a good net run rate to qualify for the semi-finals.

“It’s very cutthroat,” McDonald said.

Australia will face Bangladesh on Friday from 10:30am AEST.

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