Australia announces test squad for new zealand series AUS vs NZ | Team announced for test series, this player returns after 15 months

By Nishu Bhardwaj February 9, 2024 9:15 AM IST

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A total of 9 teams are working hard to secure their place in the final of the World Test Championship. At present, the New Zealand team is at the first position in the points table of WTC. The Australian team is in second place. Now a test series is to be played between these two teams. The Australian team has announced its squad for this series. Australia has announced a squad of 14 players for the important two-Test series against New Zealand starting later this month.

This player came to the team after 15 months

This is going to be the third Test series for the Australian team within the last two months. For this series, Australia has announced the same squad which played against West Indies last month. However, there is only one change in the team, experienced fast bowler Michael Neser has been included in the team for the two-Test series starting in Wellington on 29 February.

Difficult to get place in playing 11

Fast bowler Pat Cummins will once again lead the team during the series and a strong bowling line-up that includes Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc and Nathan Lyon, while vice-captain Steve Smith will bat as an opener alongside Usman Khawaja. Can be seen doing. On the other hand, it will be very difficult for Neser to make a place in the playing 11. Actually, the team already has star bowlers like Cummins, Hazlewood, Starc and Scott Boland. Chief selector George Bailey said it is great to see Michael Neser return to the team after a long period of time where he has performed brilliantly and lived up to our expectations.

Australia’s Test team against New Zealand: Pat Cummins (captain), Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Michael Neser, Matthew Renshaw, Steve Smith (vice-captain), Mitchell Starc.

series schedule

1st Test: 29 February – 4 March, Wellington

Second Test: 8-12 March, Christchurch

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