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Australia Australia confirms England tour, Maxwell returns to squad

11:15  14 august  2020
11:15  14 august  2020 Source:   reuters.com

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Cricket Australia has named a 26-man preliminary list as it prepares for a mooted tour of the UK in September. Australia ’s men’s team is pencilled in for a one-day international and Twenty20 tour of England in September, with CA, England ’s cricket board and the relevant government organisations

Australia named three uncapped players Thursday in a preliminary 26-man squad for a potential limited-overs tour of England , while recalling Glenn Maxwell and Usman Khawaja. Australia originally scheduled three one-day and three Twenty20 internationals in England this month, but the trip was

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MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia confirmed on Friday next month's limited-overs tour of England, boosting the England and Wales Cricket Board's (ECB) bid to navigate past a financial crisis brought by the novel coronavirus.

Beginning on Sept. 4, Australia will play three Twenty20 Internationals in Southampton before moving to another bio-secure venue in Manchester for an equal number of one-dayers, all of which were scheduled to take place in July.

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Cricket Australia has named a 26-man preliminary list as it prepares for a mooted tour of the UK in September. Australia ’s men’s team is pencilled in for a one-day international and Twenty20 tour of England in September, with CA, England ’s cricket board and the relevant government organisations

Australia allrounder Glenn Maxwell has been named in the Australia ODI and T20I squad for the South Africa tour that begins later this month. At the end of last year, Maxwell had taken an indefinite break from international cricket following mental health difficulties and hasn't played for Australia ever

"We owe a significant debt of gratitude to the players, staff and administrators of Cricket Australia for their efforts in getting this tour underway," ECB chief executive Tom Harrison said in a statement.

"It will also provide much-needed financial aid at all levels of cricket in England and Wales as we work through the challenges in front of us."

The tour would allow the ECB to complete all 18 international fixtures it had scheduled before the pandemic struck.

The Australian government on Wednesday granted travel exemptions for Aaron Finch and his men, Cricket Australia (CA) said while announcing a 21-member squad for the team's first international tour since the coronavirus outbreak began.

"It's vital for cricket that we do everything we can to keep the game going in these tough times," Australia coach Justin Langer said.

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Glenn Maxwell left out of Australian ODI squad tour of India. Eight stars have sensationally been cut from the Selectors confirmed a dramatic shake-up on Tuesday when announcing a new look 14-man squad Maxwell declared in a press conference last week that he was hoping to make his return to

Australia named three uncapped players on Thursday in a preliminary 26-man squad for a potential limited-overs tour of England , while recalling Glenn Maxwell and Usman Khawaja. Australia originally scheduled three one-day and three T20 internationals in England this month, but the trip was

"I am delighted with how the players have returned to their states from the break back in March. The whole squad has come back fitter and stronger, which is great testament to each of them."

All-rounder Glenn Maxwell, who took a break last year to address mental health issues, returned to the side having recovered from an elbow injury.

Australia squad: Aaron Finch (captain), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Riley Meredith, Josh Philippe, Daniel Sams, Kane Richardson, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Andrew Tye, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa.

(Reporting by Amlan Chakraborty in New Delhi; Editing by Robert Birsel)

Langer forecasts a summer of compromises .
National coach Justin Langer, whose team depart soon for the UK, says playing cricket in the COVID-19 era will come with challenges, compromises and complexity.Australia's 21-man squad departs Perth on Sunday, heading to England for a limited-over series against the hosts.

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