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Agar is replaced by Labsuchagne in Australia’s World Cup roster due to injury.

Agar is replaced by Labsuchagne in Australia’s World Cup roster due to injury.

Agar is replaced by Labsuchagne in Australia’s World Cup roster due to injury.

Ashton Agar, who is hurt, is replaced by Labuschagne.

Marnus Labuschagne has been added to Australia’s 15-man World Cup roster in place of the injured Ashton Agar. The only change to Cricket Australia’s initial squad is that, despite his own injury, destructive batsman Travis Head has been kept in the lineup in the hopes that he will recover in time for the tournament’s halfway point.

Squad: Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Marsh, David Warner, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Sean Abbott, Alex Carey, Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa

The preliminary squad was announced on September 6, and left-arm spinner Agar was chosen as one of the two frontline spinners. During his tour of South Africa, he sustained a calf injury. He had to return home to attend the birth of his first child. He consequently missed the Indian series.

Marnus Labuschagne has been added to Australia’s 15-man World Cup roster in place of the injured Ashton Agar. The only change to Cricket Australia’s initial squad is that, despite his own injury, destructive batsman Travis Head has been kept in the lineup in the hopes that he will recover in time for the tournament’s halfway point.

Labuschange, who was returned for the ODIs in South Africa, led all scorers with 283 runs from five games at an average of 70.75, and he added an additional 138 runs at 46 from three games in India.

Despite the fact that Head, a South Australian, fractured his hand during the fourth One-Day International against South Africa and was still healing, Australia decided to keep him in the team. George Bailey, the head of selectors, said, “This was a tough call but regrettably we couldn’t carry both Travis and Ashton into the tournament.”

“With the intention of having Travis available by the middle of the competition, we have decided to carry Travis through the early stages of the competition. He has been a key member of this ODI team, so we are hoping that his return will give the team a boost as the competition nears its conclusion.

“Mitchell Starc and Glenn Maxwell are progressing well through the rehabilitation of their respective injuries, and it was pleasing to see them return to the playing eleven last night,” he continued.

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