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Australia team announced for England tour, these players entered the team

Melbourne Australia on Thursday selected a 26-member probable squad for the proposed tour of England in which Glenn Maxwell and Usman KhawajaIn addition to the players, keeping in mind the T20 World Cup, some new faces have also been included. Cricket Australia (CA) announced the team as "a positive step, though not definitive" for its actions to return to international cricket due to the Kovid-19 epidemic. England are currently playing a Test series against the West Indies which led to the return of international cricket. The CA said in a statement, "A final decision is yet to be taken on this tour and negotiations are going on between Cricket Australia, England and Wales Cricket Board and the relevant government agencies." The final team will be selected only after the tour is confirmed. Besides the regular players in the potential team, Maxwell also has not played any match for his country since October last year. He took rest due to mental health issues.

Khwaja has also not been a favorite of limited overs for some time. He did not get a place in CA's contracted players for the first time in the last five years in April this year. National selector Trevor Hawns said that this team has been selected not only for the tour of England but also with the T20 World Cup in mind. The T20 World Cup is expected to be postponed due to the Kovid-19 epidemic. "This potential team has been selected keeping in mind the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup and the ICC World Cup to be held in 2023," he said. "The team has new faces in the form of Daniel Symes, Riley Meredith and Josh Phillip." All three did well in the Big Bash League. Possible teams are: Sean Abbott, Ashton Egger, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Aaron Finch, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Osman Khwaja, Marnus Labuschen, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Ben McDermott,

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