No Smith and Maxwell as Australia announce squad for West Indies and Bangladesh tours

Steve Smith misses out as he has been rested to fully recover from an elbow injury, which aggravated during the Indian Premier League.

Abhinav Goel Author

Updated - 15 July 2021 4:18 pm

Australia has announced the squad for their upcoming tours of West Indies and Bangladesh. The Australian National Selection panel has named a 18-player squad for the white ball tours. Notably, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Daniel Sams, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner and Pat Cummins have requested not to be considered for the tour for various reason.

In addition, Steve Smith also misses out as he has been rested to fully recover from an elbow injury, which aggravated during the Indian Premier League.

Nathan Ellis and Tanveer Sangha to join tour as travelling reserves

Tasmania’s Nathan Ellis and New South Wales Tanveer Sangha will join the tour as travelling reserves and to further their international experience with the Australian squad.

Trevor Hohns, National Selector, said, “We are naturally disappointed not to have all players available for the Australian team at this time however the NSP respects the decisions of those who have opted out of this tour.

“Steve Smith was unavailable for selection due to an elbow injury and will now be able to use this time to fully recover ahead of the World Cup and home Ashes Series. Steve was disappointed to miss the tour with the decision made on medical grounds.

Great chance for players to make a case for the World Cup: Trevor Hohns

“We are fortunate to have excellent depth in Australian cricket and we’re extremely excited by the inclusions of Wes Agar, Ben McDermott, Dan Christian and Ashton Turner to the squad.

“This is a great chance for these players to make a case for the World Cup and all are considered very real prospects of making that tournament by performing well across these tours.”

Australian squad for tours of the West Indies and Bangladesh:

Aaron Finch (c) (Victoria)

Ashton Agar (Western Australia)

Wes Agar (South Australia)

Jason Behrendorff (Western Australia)

Alex Carey (South Australia)

Dan Christian (New South Wales)

Josh Hazlewood (New South Wales)

Moises Henriques (New South Wales)

Mitchell Marsh (Western Australia)

Riley Meredith (Tasmania)

Ben McDermott (Tasmania)

Josh Philippe (Western Australia)

Mitchell Starc (New South Wales)

Mitchell Swepson (Queensland)

Ashton Turner (Western Australia)

Andrew Tye (Western Australia)

Matthew Wade (Tasmania)

Adam Zampa (New South Wales)