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2023 Cricket World Cup Australia Squad Breakdown (The Definitive Guide): Which of the 15 players will make the Final XI?

Here is everything you need to know from 2023 Cricket World Cup Australia preliminary squad announcement.

Let’s not wait a second and dive right in.

Key Takeaways – 2023 Cricket World Cup Australia squad

  • The average age of Australia’s 2023 Cricket World Cup squad is 31.2.
  • The 18-member preliminary squad has ODI match experience of 76 ODIs (1126 ODIs among 15 players).
  • Australia’s squad composition is as follows: 6 proper batters (with three part-time bowling options), 6 all-rounders, and 3 proper bowling options. In total, Australia has 12 bowling options (3 leg spin, 2 off spin, 1 left arm pace, and 6 right arm pace) in their squad if absolutely needed.
  • Australia has 3 left-handed batting options (David Warner, Alex Carey, and Travis Head) and three wicketkeeping options (Carey, Head, Inglis) in their squad.

Australia Cricket World Cup 2023 Team at a Glance

PlayerRoleAge
David WarnerBatter36
Steve SmithBattler/part time leg spin34
Marcus StoinisAll-Rounder/Medium Pace34
Mitchell MarshAll-Rounder/Medium Pace31
Cameron GreenAll-Rounder/Medium Pace24
Glenn MaxwellAll-Rounder/Off-spin34
Travis HeadBatter/ part time off-spin/occasional wicketkeeper29
Marnus LabuschagneBatter/leg spinner29
Alex CareyBatter/Wicketkeeper32
Josh InglisBatter/Wicketkeeper28
Pat CumminsAll-Rounder/Fast30
Josh HazlewoodFast33
Mitchell StarcFast32
Nathan Ellis**Fast28
Sean AbbottAll-Rounder/Fast31
Adam ZampaLeg-Spin31
Tanveer Sangha*Leg-Spin21
Ashton Agar**All-Rounder/Left Arm Spin29
Aaron Hardie**All-Rounder/Medium-Pace24

*Traveling Reserve

**Was in the squads leading up to the World Cup but did not make it to the final squad

Australia Cricket World Cup 2023 Potential XI

  1. David Warner
  2. Cameron Green
  3. Marnus Labuschagne
  4. Steve Smith
  5. Mitchell Marsh/Marcus Stoinis
  6. Glenn Maxwell
  7. Alex Carey (WK)
  8. Pat Cummins (c)
  9. Mitchell Starc
  10. Josh Hazlewood
  11. Adam Zampa

Injury News

  • Ashton Agar is ruled out of the World Cup with a calf injury. Marnus Labuschagne replaces him.
  • Travis Head is selected for the WC squad despite fracturing his hand.
  • Captain Pat Cummins was injured, but made it in back to the squad during the India ODI series.
  • Steve Smith was ruled out of the South Africa T20I series with a wrist injury and Ashton Turner was called up as replacement. Smith is now back and in-form as we can see from the WC warm up games.
  • Mitchell Starc was rested from the T20I squad and Spencer Johnson replaced him for this series.
  • Jhye Richardson was ruled out of the IPL earlier this year due to a hamstring injury. Due to lack of ODIs in the cricket calendar, he has not yet got a chance to prove his case.

7 Australian Players Who Were Unlucky to Miss Out

  • Usman Khawaja, Ashton Agar, Marnus Labuschagne, Jhye Richardson, Peter Handscomb, Mitchell Swepson, Jason Behrendorff

Surprise Picks for Australia’s World Cup Preliminary Squad

  • Marnus Labuschagne, Travis Head (post injury)

2023 Cricket World Cup Squad: Australia Cricket Team List of Players for the World Cup

1. David Warner

Role: Left Hand Bat (Opener)

  • Matches/Innings:150/148
  • Runs: 6397, Best: 179
  • Average/SR: 45.04/96.44
  • 100/50: 20/31

Recent ODI Form: 0, 106, 78, 12, 10, 52, 53, 56

Last ODI: September 27, 2023

Age: 36

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2. Steven Smith

Role: Middle Order Batter/Occasional Leg Break

  • Matches/Innings: 145/129
  • Runs: 5054, Best: 164
  • Average/SR: 44.33/ 87.66
  • 100/50: 12/30

Recent ODI Form: 41, 0, 74

Last ODI: September 27, 2023

Age: 34

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3. Marcus Stoinis

Role: Right hand Bat/Right Arm Medium Pace

  • Matches/Innings: 64/58
  • Runs: 1400, Best: 146*
  • Average/SR: 27.45/94.02
  • 100/50: 1/6
  • Wickets: 44, Best: 3/16
  • Economy: 5.92

Recent ODI Form: 6, 37*, 17, 10, 18, 29 & 3/18, 2/39, 2/20, 1/58, 1/81, 0/40

Last ODI: September 27, 2023

Age: 34

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4. Mitchell Marsh

Role: Right hand bat/Right Hand Medium Pace

  • Matches/Innings: 79/75
  • Runs: 2231, Best: 102*
  • Average/SR: 34.32/94.21
  • 100/50: 1/17
  • Wickets: 54, Best: 5/33
  • Economy: 5.43

Recent ODI Form: 79*, 15, 17, 0, 29, 6, 71, 4, 96

Last ODI: September 27, 2023

Age: 31

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5. Cameron Green

Role: Right hand Bat/ Right Arm Medium Pace

  • Matches/Innings: 20/17
  • Runs: 379, Best: 89*
  • Average/SR: 37.90/84.78
  • 100/50: 0/1
  • Wickets: 16, Best: 5/33
  • Economy: 5.72

Recent ODI Form: 0*, 18, 31, 19, 9, 34 & 1/32, 1/59, 0/44, 2/103, 1/30

Last ODI: September 27, 2023

Age: 24

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6. Glenn Maxwell

Role: Right hand bat/Right Arm Off-break

  • Matches/Innings: 129/118
  • Runs: 3495, Best: 108
  • Average/SR: 33.60/124.68
  • 100/50: 2/23
  • Wickets: 64, Best: 4/40
  • Economy: 5.53

Recent ODI Form: 5 & 4/40

Last ODI: September 27, 2023

Age: 34

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7. Travis Head

Role: Left Hand Bat, Right Arm Offbreak, Part-time Wicketkeeper

  • Matches/Innings: 58/55
  • Runs: 2064, Best: 152
  • Average/SR: 41.28/99.51
  • 100/50: 3/15
  • Wickets: 16
  • Economy: 5.81

Recent ODI Form: 6, 18, 91, 33, 64, 38, 17* & 2/39, 0/41

Last ODI: September 14, 2023

Age: 29

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8. Marnus Labuschagne

Role: Middle Order Batter/Occasional Leg Break

  • Matches/Innings: 38/36
  • Runs: 1268, Best: 124
  • Average/SR: 37.29/87.50
  • 100/50: 2/8

Recent ODI Form: 80*, 124, 15, 20, 44, 39, 27, 72

Last ODI: September 27, 2023

Age: 29

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9. Alex Carey (WK)

Role: Left hand bat/Wicketkeeper

  • Matches/Innings: 71/65
  • Runs: 1814, Best: 106
  • Average/SR: 33.59/88.48
  • 100/50: 1/8
  • Catches/Stumpings: 82/8

Recent ODI Form: 3, 6, 12, 99, 2, 14, 11, 28

Last ODI: September 27, 2023

Age: 32

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10. Josh Inglis (WK)

Role: Right hand bat/Wicketkeeper

  • Matches/Innings: 8/8
  • Runs: 143, Best: 50
  • Average/SR: 17.87/93.46
  • 100/50: 0/1
  • Catches/Stumpings: 2/0

Recent ODI Form: 1, 50, 0, 45, 6

Last ODI: September 24, 2023

Age: 28

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11. Pat Cummins (C)

Role: Right hand bat/Right arm fast bowler

  • Matches/Innings: 77/77
  • Wickets: 126, Best: 5/70
  • Economy: 5.23
  • 4-fer/5-fer: 6/1
  • Runs: 324, Best: 36

Recent ODI Form: 21*, 19* & 1/44, 1/59

Last ODI: September 27, 2023

Age: 30

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12. Mitchell Starc

Role: Left arm Pace/Left Hand Bat

  • Matches/Innings: 111/111
  • Wickets: 220, Best: 6/28
  • 4-fer/5-fer: 12/9
  • Economy: 5.13

Recent ODI Form: 1/53

Last ODI: September 27, 2023

Age: 33

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13. Josh Hazlewood

Role: Right arm fast bowler

  • Matches/Innings: 74/73
  • Wickets: 116, Best: 6/52
  • Economy: 4.70

Recent ODI Form: 3/41, 0/74, 2/79, 1/62, 2/42

Last ODI: September 27, 2023

Age: 32

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14. Sean Abbott

Role: Right Arm Fast Bowler/Right Hand Bat

  • Matches/Innings: 17/17
  • Wickets: 20, Best: 3/23
  • 4-fer/5-fer: 0/0
  • Economy: 5.06
  • Runs: 228, Best: 54
  • Average: 17.53/107.54

Recent ODI Form: 9, 7*, 2, 23, 2, 54 & 1/40, 2/50, 0/31, 2/4, /56, 1/91

Last ODI: September 24, 2023

Age: 31

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15. Adam Zampa

Role: Right Arm Leg spin

  • Matches/Innings: 85/85
  • Wickets: 142, Best: 5/35
  • 4-fer/5-fer: 8/1
  • Economy: 5.53

Recent ODI Form: 10/42, 1/42, 4/48, 0/113, 3/70, 2/57, 1/67

Last ODI: September 24, 2023

Age: 31

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16. Tanveer Sangha**

**traveling reserve

*has not debuted in international cricket yet

Role: Right hand leg spin

List A Record:

  • Matches/Innings: 5/5
  • Wickets: 7
  • 4-fer/5-fer: 1/0
  • Economy: 5.12

Age: 21

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17. Ashton Agar*

*no longer in the World Cup squad

Role: Left hand Bat/Slow Left arm orthodox

  • Matches/Innings: 21/21
  • Wickets: 20, Best: 2/31
  • 4-fer/5-fer: 0/0
  • Economy: 5.27

Recent ODI Form: 1/15, 1/16, 0/62, 0/41, 2/41 & DNB, 0, DNB, 18*, 17

Last ODI: March 22, 2023

Age: 29

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18. Nathan Ellis*

*no longer in the World Cup squad

Role: Right arm fast bowler

  • Matches/Innings: 4/4
  • Wickets: 5, Best: 2/13
  • 4-fer/5-fer: 0/0
  • Economy: 5.46

Recent ODI Form: 1/36, 1/66, 1/38, 2/13

Last ODI: March 19, 2023

Age: 28

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18. Aaron Hardie*

*no longer in the squad

Role: Right Hand Bat/ Right Arm Medium Pace

*has not debuted in internatinoal cricket

List A Career

  • Matches/Innings: 16/12
  • Wickets: 51, Best: 3/28
  • Runs: 194, Best: 58
  • 4-fer/5-fer: 0/0
  • Economy: 5.50

Age: 24

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Final Thoughts

Australia have dominated ODI World Cups for as long as I can remember.

Can they do it again? With as many bowling options as they have, they have the flexibility in the squad to go all the way. They have injury concerns and lack of subcontinent experience may be an issue.

How far do you think Australia go all the way? Comment below on your thoughts.

Frequently Asked Questions – 2023 Cricket World Cup Australia Squad

What is the average age of Australia’s 2023 Cricket World Cup squad?

England’s 2023 Cricket World Cup squad average age is 30 years.

Who is Aaron Hardie?

Aaron Hardie is a 24-year-old Australian all-rounder. He has played 26 first class matches, 16 List A, and 46 T20 matches. He has played for the Australian U-19 team & Perth Scorchers.

Who is selected for Australia’s 2023 Cricket World Cup squad?

David Warner, Cameron Green, Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey (WK), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa, Sean Abbott, Aaron Hardie, Ashton Agar, Tanveer Sangha, Josh Inglis, Nathan Ellis, and Travis Head are in Australia’s 2023 Cricket World Cup squad.

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Australia Vs New Zealand – T20 World Cup 2021, The Grand Finale Quick Review! Mitchell Marsh, David Warner, & Josh Hazlewood Outclass Kane Williamson & Trent Boult

Australia Vs New Zealand, The Grand Finale Quick Review – Mitchell Marsh etches his name in history with a memorable knock as the Kiwis find the runners up podium once again.

CONGRTULATIONS AUSTRALIA!!! 🥇

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Match Details, Scorecard, & Video Highlights

Scorecard: Australia Vs New Zealand Video Highlights

Toss: Australia won the toss and chose to field first.

Venue: Dubai International Stadium, Dubai, UAE

Umpires: Marais Erasmus & Richard Kettleborough

What Actually Happened – Pakistan Vs Australia

  • Winner: Australia won by 8 wickets
  • Scores: New Zealand 172/4 Australia 173/2
  • Player of the Match: Mitchell Marsh 77* (50)
  • Best Figures
    • Josh Hazlewood (4-0-16-3), Adam Zampa (4-0-26-1)
    • Trent Boult (4-0-18-2)
  • Most Runs
    • Kane Williamson 85 (48)
    • Mitchell Marsh 77* (50), David Warner 53 (38)

Player of the Tournament: David Warner

Moments of The Day: Williamson Plays World Cup Final Knock of the Ages; Marsh-Warner Combination One Step Better

New Zealand

New Zealand had two strong performersKane Williamson with the bat and Trent Boult with the ball.

  • NZ began brightly with Daryl Mitchell’s positive approach against Maxwell, however things quietened down after his wicket. Test match bowling lengths by Hazlewood & Cummins strangled the experienced duo of Guptill & Williamson.
  • From 27-1 in 3.1 overs, NZ could only get to 32/1 by the end of the Powerplay, 40 by the end of 8 overs, and 57 at the end of the 10th. At the halfway stage, Williamson 18 (19) & Guptill 27 (33). Then came Starc’s over. Dropped by Hazlewood, & 4-4-4 including a waist height no-ball. 19-run over, NZ back in the game, and Williamson would hit 67 runs in his last 29 balls. Shots & sixes all around the ground. One of the best World Cup innings you will ever see.
  • The bowling figures of the Kiwi bowlers were sub-par. The economies were—11.21, 13.33, 15.00, 7.66, & 7.50. Sodhi & Neesham went for 55 runs in their 4 together. Only one bowler gave New Zealand hope, Trent Boult. 4-0-18-2. 4.50 economy. Boult’s wicket of Warner almost sparked New Zealand alive, and the tough dropped catch off his own bowling in his final over was the final hope.

Australia

  • Australia’s victorious campaigns had three consistent cogs—Hazlewood, Zampa, & Warner—around which the matchwinners Stoinis, Maxwell, and Wade rotated. Today, the consistent 3 came to the party once again.
  • When Kane Willamson was going haywire, Hazelwood, Zampa, & Cummins combined for figures of 12-0-69-4. The other three went for about a 100 runs in 8 overs. After Starc’s 22-run 16th over, NZ were in pole position with 136/2 in 16 overs. Good death bowling and slower deliveries ensured NZ only get 36 from the late 4 with wickets in hand.
  • The moment where the game turned was after Finch’s dismissal. Australia 15/1 in 2.3 overs. What does Mitch Marsh do first ball in a pressure final? Hits it for six! He did not look back after that. Australia did not look back after that. 92 (59) partnership between Warner & Marsh and a 66* (39) partnership between Marsh & Maxwell ensured World Cup victory. Finally, a classic reverse hit from Maxwell against Southee to seal the deal.

Nobody hates you anymore, Mitch Marsh 😊👏

Shane Watson Tribute

It was only fitting that Shane Watson, player of the 2012 T20 World Cup, and Australia’s first T20I star was present in the commentary box.

He was the first Australian IPL star who made it big in the international arena and represented Australia for all the six World Cups until 2016. Although he did not win a T20 World Cup, it was only fitting that Watson was there for the moment that Maxwell hit the winning runs.

What a refreshing commentary debut he has had on the World Cup stage as well. Loved his analysis and you could see that this man loves every aspect of the game of cricket.

Celebrations of the Day – Feat Marcus Stoinis

The best part of the ending of a World Cup is the celebration. Here are some of the few videos that have come out on social media. Lovely stuff, watch out for Stoinis.

Broken Cricket Dream of the Day: New Zealand Ends Up Second Best…Again

Broken Dream #1 – End of an Era?

Mitchell Starc was the player of the 2015 ODI World Cup. Martin Guptill hit a memorable 237 and was one of the centers of NZ’s inspirational campaign in 2015.

In this World Cup, although Starc chipped in with a couple of wickets in most of the games & Guptill starred with a 93 in the UAE heat, today was a match losing performance by both oif these legendary players.

Guptill’s 27 (35) at a SR of 80.00 drained the energy out of the Kiwi batting and Starc’s 4-0-60-0 almost took the game away from Australia. Starc is approaching 32, and as a fast bowler, might focus on elongating his Test career, while Guptill is 35. It might be time for him to focus on ODI cricket and make way at the top in T20Is for someone like Tim Seifert.

Broken Dream #2 – Have New Zealand Underachieved?

The New Zealand cricket team has always been characterized as a “collective unit,” a team that “punches above their weight.” From 1975-2011, this was probably true.

  • 6 ODI World Cup Semi Finals (1975, 1979, 1992, 1999, 2007, 2011)
  • 3 ICC Champions/Knockouts Trophy Semi Finals (Semifinalists in 2006, Runners up in 2009, Winner in 2000)
  • 1 T20 World Cup Semi Finals (2007)

Since the 2015 ODI World Cup, New Zealand has been one of the teams to beat. Their recent records stand as follows:

  • 2 ODI World Cup Finals (2015, 2019 – barely lost)
  • 2 T20 World Cup Semi Finals (Semifinalists in 2016, Runners Up in 2021)
  • 1 World Test Championship Winners (2021)

New Zealand are the WTC champions, but the fact they did not lift any of the last 4 limited overs trophy means they have underachieved, not overachieved.

Still good campaign overall. 👏🥈

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