Top Australian cricketers likely to skip Bangladesh tour
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Steve Smith and Glenn Maxwell are among the top Australian cricketers in doubt for Bangladesh tour. Photo: Collected
At least seven top Australian players -- Pat Cummins, David Warner, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Kane Richardson and Jhye Richardson – could pull out of their upcoming white-ball series against Bangladesh and West Indies, reports a leading Australian newspaper on Wednesday.
According to the newspaper, Aussie big stars could withdraw Bangladesh and Windies tour after having endured weeks in bubbles and quarantine over the past few months during the postponed Indian Premier League (IPL).
The Australian players, who played in suspended IPL, had to follow mandatory 14 days quarantining in the Maldives before spending another seven days in quarantine in Sydney upon arrival from India.
Earlier, Cricket Australia on Tuesday announced a 29-men preliminary squad for the upcoming white-ball tour of the West Indies and Bangladesh as part of the ICC T20 World Cup preparation.
Australia is scheduled to play 5 T20s and 3 ODIs in West Indies before they will travel to Bangladesh to play the five-match T20 series.
The venues for the Bangladesh T20 series, which is scheduled to take place in August, are yet to be confirmed.
Australia preliminary squad for the West Indies and Bangladesh tour:
Aaron Finch (c), Ashton Agar, Wes Agar, Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey, Dan Christian, Pat Cummins, Nathan Ellis, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, Josh Philippe, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Tanveer Sangha, D’Arcy Short, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Swepson, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa.