History of Australia T20 World Cup Team
After finishing runners-up in the 2010 edition of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, the Australian cricket team clinched their maiden victory in 2021 after 11 years. The overwhelming triumph came after the team defeated New Zealand in a high dynamic final in UAE at the Dubai International Stadium.
With the inception of T20 Cricket’s top global event of men’s in 2007, the Australia Team for T20 World Cup could only manage to get close to winning the trophy in 2010 but unfortunately finished runners-up.
List of Likely Player Squad for T20 World Cup
The outcome of the T20 World Cup final 2021 under the head coach Justin Langer and Australia T20 World Cup Captain Aaron Finch led to a huge morale boost in the dressing room. The players were very emotional and also charged up.
Before the World Cup triumph, the Australian test side selection by coach Justin Langer outperformed in the Ashes with a series win of 4-0 under new test captain Pat Cummins. The Big Bash Leagues 2021-22 also commenced after the T20 World Cup 2021, and all Australian players' performances were magnificent and eye-catching.
Especially the players who were a part of the T20 World Cup 2021 squad are showing exceptional performance in the Big-Bash League this season. The current stats reckons some mind-blowing performances from Ben McDermott, Glenn Maxwell, Josh Philippe, Moises Henriques, Darcy Short, Hayden Kerr, Andrew Tye, Kane Richardson, Daniel Sams.
As the global event of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 will be hosted in seven of Australia’s host cities, the player's performances in the Big Bash in their home conditions would seek importance. The seven international cricket grounds where the First Round & the super 12 stage matches will take place in Australia are Sydney Cricket Ground, Perth Stadium, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Bellerive Oval, The Gabba, Adelaide Oval, Kardinia Park Stadium.
Here is the list of likely players for squad selection for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2022:
David Warner, Aaron Finch(Captain), Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Kane Richardson, Moises Henriques, Ben McDermott.
Likely reserves list of players: Mitchell Swepson, Daniel Sams, Andrew Tye.
Previous coaches and captains
ICC World Cup T20 2007: The 1st edition of the mega event of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup started in 2007 & for the Aussies, it was headed by coach John Buchanan. The Australia T20 World Cup Captain
The 2007 squad was led by Captain Ricky Ponting and Vice-Captain Wicket-keeper batsman Adam Gilchrist. Under their leadership, the Australian ODI squad won the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup in 2007.
ICC World Cup T20 2009: The 2nd edition of the T20 World Cup saw a change in the leadership of the coaching staff. After Tom Moody withdrew from the contention of becoming the head coach, Tim Nielsen was appointed the head coach. The team was headed by Captain Ricky Ponting. Under their leadership, Australia won the ICC Champions Trophy in 2009
ICC World Cup T20 2010: The 3rd ICC Men’s T2O World Cup campaign was led by head coach Tim Nielsen, but there was a change in captaincy for the Aussies. Michael Clarke was appointed as the Australia T20 World Cup Captain in 2010.
ICC World Cup T20 2012: Mickey Arthur took over the coaching responsibility after Tim Nielsen’s retirement. During this World cup campaign, George Bailey was named as the Australia T20 World Cup Captain & Shane Watson was named as the Vice-Captain.
ICC World Cup T20 2014: Mickey Arthur was sacked before the 2013 Ashes series, and Darren Lehmann was appointed the new head coach. The Captaincy was led by George Bailey, and Brad Haddin was named as the Vice-Captain.
ICC World Cup T20 2016: The 6th edition was under the leadership of head coach Darren Lehmann & Steve Smith was appointed as the new T20I captain.
ICC World Cup T20 2021: The latest held T20 World Cup 2021 was headed by new coaching staff and captain. Justin Langer was appointed the head coach, and Aaron Finch, the new captain.
Performance in past T20 World Cup
Here is a quick recap of the Australian cricket team's performances in the T20 World Cups.
ICC World Cup T20 2007: The refreshing moments of winning the ICC ODI World Cup 2007 energised the Australian cricket team for a fresh start under Ricky Ponting's leadership. But regrettably, they had to suffer a humiliating exit at the semi-finals against the Men in Blue.
ICC World Cup T20 2009: The second edition of this global event was rather a nightmare for the Australian Team, where they had to endure a group stage exit.
ICC World Cup T20 2010: The 2010 T20 World Cup campaign was a redemption for the Australian T20 World Cup Team after a premature exit in 2009. Unfortunately, they suffered a heartbreaking loss in the final against England.
ICC World Cup T20 2012: A superior net run rate for the Aussies helped them face the Windies in the semi-finals. But due to a weak Australian bowling attack, the team had to surrender and face a semi-final loss.
ICC World Cup T20 2014: The 5th edition of the T20 World Cup saw the Australia T20 World Cup Captain George Bailey step down from captaincy after the worst performance in Super 10s, which led to an early group stage exit.
ICC World Cup T20 2016: Under the leadership of new captain Steve Smith, the Aussies campaign, once again, succumbed to a successive group-stage exit in the Super 10s.
ICC World Cup T20 2021: This eventful year for the Aussies marked victories in all the ICC trophies as they defeated New Zealand in the T20 world cup finals and won the maiden ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 trophy.
Likely predictions for 2022 T20 World Cup
The Australia Team for T20 World Cup 2021 showed excellent performance in the 2021 T20 World cup. And, the time gap for the next pinnacle global event, ICC Men’s World T20 2022, is pretty less; the selection committee & the players are fully charged up with exceptional post-T20 World Cup 2021 events, i.e, The Ashes Series & the Big Bash.
With future series to come, captain Aaron Finch and coach Justin Langer will try to build more confidence in the dressing room. Since Australian Cricket is known for making minor team changes, Justin Langer would like to experiment less with the players selection rather than focusing on the current & confident World Cup-winning side. The present scenario suggests a strong & competitive Australian side to head to the ICC T20 World Cup 2022, which begins October 16, 2022, onward. The Aussies are known for outstanding performances in big events, which are reflected in the last World Cup.
Upcoming Fixtures of Australian Team before the T20 World Cup 2022
The International Cricket Council Men’s T20 World Cup Global qualifiers are scheduled to take place in Oman in February & Zimbabwe in July featuring 8 countries. Group A includes UAE, Ireland, Germany, and Bahrain, while Group B includes Nepal, Oman, the Philippines, and Canada.
The super 12 stage starts with the exciting match of last year’s world cup final fixture, New Zealand and Australia, at Sydney Cricket Ground. The most awaited match for the Indian Fantasy Cricket fans, India and Pakistan, is scheduled to be held on Sunday, 23 October, at the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Below is the list of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 Fixture