Smith take captaincy of Australia for World T20

smithAshton Agar, Peter Neville and Adam Zampa make their international debuts in World T20 in India, while Steven Smith will replace Aaron Finch as captain after Australia selectors dramatically shuffled the deck in a last effort to find a winning combination reports Cricinfo.
Finch was still chosen in the team despite his removal as leader, but other recent elections T20 as Matthew Wade, Cameron Boyce and Nathan Lyon were not as fortunate as chaired by Rod Marsh panel tried to find the right balance to claim a tournament of Australia he has never won. In order to take his place in the team, Finch will have to prove his recovery from a hamstring injury, just as with Nathan Coulter-Nile (shoulder) and James Faulkner (hamstring). They will be led by Smith, in a movement Marsh said he had to give continuity so necessary for the T20 team. “Aaron Finch has done a very good job in Australia cricket captain T20,” Marsh said. “He has benefited greatly from the opportunity for leadership and will remain a highly respected leader within the template of Australia.
“However, since becoming captain T20, there has been a transition from broader leadership in test and one-day international cricket Michael Clarke and Steve Smith retire assume the captaincy of Test and one-day cricket.
“We believe now is the right time for Steve to lead Australia in all three forms of the game as it gives us important continuity, not only ahead of the World T20, but beyond that tournament too.”
Nevill selection will be welcomed by the likes of Brad Haddin, who had criticized the selectors for not choosing the best for the team T20 gloveman when Wade modest place in the batting order indicated that runs were not a major factor in their inclusion. including Cameron Bancroft for the final T20 against India at the SCG now appears to have been an experiment at once.
“We believe our batting depth on this team is enough that we have a responsible specialist in the computer field,” Marsh said. “We want better game of Australia wicket-keeper in the tournament and Peter Nevill consider to be the best in the country at this time.”
Boyce and Lyon both have reason to be upset in their omissions, especially as Agar had not figured in limited team off Australia from the tour of England last year. By contrast, Boyce was the bowler T20 turning more systematically chosen since the end of 2014, eight wickets at 19.00 with a rate of 6.60 seven-game economy is a strong return.
Lyon, meanwhile, rolled on top in a T20 of Australia against India last month, the smallest sample size possible. Zampa was chosen for the Chappell-Hadlee series in New Zealand as a way for the selectors to see him internationally, and its two working screens were enough to earn a spot.
“Given the conditions that will have to face in India, wanted to have a number of different options turn our disposal,” Marsh said. “Ashton Agar, Adam Zampa and Glenn Maxwell gives us great flexibility in the department, slow-bowling is very important in this format.”
Nevill inclusions, Agar, Zampa and Coulter-Nile bring to 23 the number of players the selectors have been collected in different T20 squads over the past three weeks. After the two tests in New Zealand, Australia has a three-match T20 series in South Africa before traveling to India for the ICC event.
Australia also named the top South Stars Women World T20 to be played simultaneously. “We have a number of options covered on our bowling attack and several hitters who can produce the attack style of game we want to play,” said the chairman of selectors Shawn Flegler.
The stars of the Southern flying to New Zealand on February 18 for a series of ODI and T20 before his trip to India.