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Cricket Australia has named a 16-player roster for the white-ball phase of their tour of Pakistan.

For the white-ball phase of their historic tour of Pakistan, Cricket Australia has chosen a 16-player squad. David Warner, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc, and Glenn Maxwell are among the major names who have opted out of the ODI and T20I series, and it will be intriguing to see how the reduced squad responds to the challenge.

 

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Notably, Australia will play three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and a one-off Twenty20 International (T20I) in Pakistan for the first time this century, beginning on March 29. Cricket Australia will not release any of its contractual players to participate in the early rounds of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, which is set to begin in late March.

In the blockbuster auction earlier this month, players like Cummins, Warner, and Hazlewood, who will play in the Test series, received lucrative contracts. While Starc withdrew from the competition, Royal Challengers Bangalore kept Maxwell. Meanwhile, numerous other members of the squad have committed to play in the IPL in 2022. Following the conclusion of the Pakistan series, they will rejoin their respective teams.

Because only one T20I will be played over the entire tour, Matthew Wade has been left out of Aaron Finch’s squad. As a result, Josh Inglis will travel as Alex Carey’s backup wicketkeeper. Ben McDermott will be Finch’s opening partner in Warner’s absence. The Australians would prefer to do well with players like Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, and Steve Smith available.