AUS VS WI 2nd Test: Before the pink-ball match in Adelaide against the West Indies, Australia’s squad has been expanded to include exciting fast bowler Lance Morris and Michael Neser. In light of Pat Cummins‘ injury in Perth as well as the upcoming back-to-back Test matches later this month. Australia’s selectors have chosen to strengthen the pace unit.
AUS VS WI 2nd Test: New Inclusion in Australia Squad For Adelaide Test
Two New Bowlers, Lance Morris and Michael Nasser are included in Australia Squad for 2nd Test. Morris’s inclusion is a little surprising compared to Neser. He has been on the periphery of the Test squad and even made his debut against England in Adelaide last year. Western Australia’s 24-year-old fast debut in domestic cricket only came in 2019–20 when he played for the Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League. After his Sheffield Shield debut the following year. He had a strong 2021–22 season, taking 20 first-class wickets at a strike rate of 27.05. With 27 wickets from five games at an average of 18.40, he currently leads the list of wicket-takers this season. He has improved his game even more.
AUS VS WI 2nd test: Why There Is Update In The Squad
The fast bowling reinforcements are a result of Australia’s upcoming busy schedule in the season and the first half of 2023. As well as injury worries and preventative measures. Due to a thigh strain. Australia’s skipper Pat Cummins was unable to bowl on the fifth day of Australia’s triumph against the West Indies in Perth. While he is confident in his ability to recover before the Day-Night Test. Australia still has three more Test matches against South Africa, a significant tour of India, and the Ashes to play next year.
In the first Test of the summer, Mitchell Starc (45 overs) and Josh Hazlewood (43 overs) also had significant bowling loads. All-rounder Cameron Green will need to be managed throughout the season. If Cummins is ruled out due to injury, Australian seamer Scott Boland will likely be included in the starting lineup for Adelaide.
AUS VS WI 2nd test: Cricket Australia on New Selection
- Selection chair George Bailey talking about the updated team said. “Michael (Neser) has been with the squad on a regular basis in past seasons. He was simply outstanding in Adelaide last summer. He has continued to perform incredibly consistently since and will be warmly welcomed back. Lance is another of the outstanding young fast bowlers coming through the ranks. He has genuine pace and his ability to create opportunities for wickets is a real drawcard. It will be a great experience for him to come into the environment.”
AUS VS WI 2nd test: Australia Updated Squad
Australia squad for Adelaide Test: Pat Cummins (c), Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head. Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, David Warner, Michael Neser, Lance Morris