Steve Smith and Mitchell Starc announced in Australian Men’s T20 Squad

Sydney Sixers’ stars Steve Smith and Mitchell Starc will be part of the Australian Men’s squad taking on New Zealand away in the Qantas T20 Tour.

The three-match series begins February 21 at Sky Stadium, Wellington. Followed by the final two at Eden Park, Auckland.  

Both Smith and Starc have been named as part of a 15-player travelling squad following Starc’s rest over the most recent West Indies T20 and ODI series. Smith was Australia’s captain in the ODI series against the West Indies before missing the T20 matches.  



Mitchell Marsh (Perth Scorchers/Fremantle Cricket Club) (c)
Pat Cummins (Sydney Thunder/Penrith Cricket Club) 
Tim David (Hobart Hurricanes/Claremont-Nedlands Cricket Club) 
Nathan Ellis (Hobart Hurricanes/ Lindisfarne Cricket Club)  
Josh Hazlewood (NSW/St George Cricket Club) 
Travis Head (Adelaide Strikers/Tea Tree Gully Cricket Club)  
Josh Inglis (Perth Scorchers/Joondalup Cricket Club)  
Glenn Maxwell (Melbourne Stars/Fitzroy Doncaster Cricket Club) 
Matt Short (Adelaide Strikers/Northcote Cricket Club) 
Steve Smith (Sydney Sixers/Sutherland Cricket Club)
Mitchell Starc (Sydney Sixers/Manly Warringah Cricket Club) 
Marcus Stoinis (Melbourne Stars/Subiaco Floreat Cricket Club)
Matthew Wade (Hobart Hurricanes/Clarence Cricket Club)
David Warner (Sydney Thunder/Randwick Petersham Cricket Club)
Adam Zampa (Melbourne Renegades/Sutherland Cricket Club)  

NSP Chair of Selectors George Bailey said: “Travis, Pat, Mitchell and Steve rejoin the squad following the series against the West Indies with Jason Behrendorff and Sean Abbott amongst the standby players from those playing the upcoming T20s.   

“The next six games will provide us the opportunity to start shaping what we think our World Cup squad will look like and potential roles within that. 

“We will also fully utilise the opportunity to monitor and watch the performances of the Australian players in the IPL immediately preceding the World Cup.”

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