Australia’s squad for the World Cup but there was no place for strike bowler Josh Hazlewood, with selectors saying he full fitness. Spinners Nathan Lyon and Adam Zampa have made the cut, with selectors going for the pace of Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jhye Richardson and Jason Behrendorff.

Justifying the reason behind dropping Hazlewood, Australian chairman of selectors Trevor Hohns said that the seamer is yet to recover completely from the back injury that he sustained in January. “Having not played at the highest level for some time, we feel this will provide him with the best preparation to get some quality cricket under his belt,” Hohns said in a Cricket Australia media release.

Australia Squad

Players Role
Aaron Finch (C) Batsman
David Warner Batsman
Steve Smith Batsman
Usman Khawaja Batsman
Shaun Marsh Batsman
Glenn Maxwell All Rounder
Marcus Stoinis All Rounder
Alex Carey (WK) Wicket Keeper
Pat Cummins All Rounder
Mitchell Starc Bowler
Nathan Lyon Bowler
Adam Zampa Bowler
Jason Behrendorff Bowler
Nathan Coulter-Nile Bowler
Kane Richardson Bowler

Match 4
June 1 Saturday 6 p.m.
Afghanistan vs Australia

Match 10
June 6 Thursday 3 p.m.
Australia vs West Indies
Trent Bridge

Match 14
June 9 Sunday 3 p.m.
India vs Australia
The Oval

Match 17
June 12 Wednesday 3 p.m.
Australia vs Pakistan

Match 20
June 15 Saturday 3 p.m.
Sri Lanka vs Australia
The Oval

Match 26
June 20 Thursday 3 p.m.
Australia vs Bangladesh

Match 32
June 25 Tuesday 3 p.m.
England vs Australia

Match 37
June 29 Saturday 6 p.m.
New Zealand vs Australia

Match 45
July 6 Saturday 6 p.m.
Australia vs South Africa