Thursday, 20 April 2017

James Faulkner OUT James Pattinson IN Australia name ICC Champions Trophy Squad

James Pattinson who has made an excellent start to the English County Cricket Season with Notts taking 13 wickets in just two fixtures and also making some important runs has been picked to play for Australia in the ICC Champions Trophy in England.

James will only have a short trip to meet up with the rest of the squad that depart on 18th May The Aussies will be captained by Steve Smith who is in cracking form for the Rising Pune Supergiants in the IPL. 

Full squad is

Steve Smith Captain
David Warner
Pat Cummins
Aaron Finch
John Hastings
John Hazlewood
Travis Head
Moises Henriques
Glenn Maxwell
James Pattinson
Mitchell Starc
Marcus Stonis
Matthew Wade Wk
Adam Zampa

The major talking point is the omission of James Faulkner who has been playing ODI's consistently since 2011 but this time missing out to Henriques whose batting is considered to be better of late. 

Australia have two warm up fixtures May 26th against V Sri Lanka at The Oval and May 29th against Pakistan at Edgbaston

The Champions Trophy starts on 1st June 2017 Here is a list of the full fixtures and they are also included on the fixture spreadsheet

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