On Thursday, Chief coach of Australia Men’s Cricket Team Justin Langer said that the team that travels to India for the upcoming limited-overs series is not a team representing the country in the World Cup 2019.
With important changes, Australia named their squad that will take on India for the two T20Is and five ODIs, which will begin from February 24 in preparation for the World Cup.
Langer, however, said that there is still a chance for aspirants to post their claim for a spot at the renowned world tournament. He underlined that there is a five-match series against Pakistan before the team announcement for the World Cup.
Cricket Australia coach, Langer added saying, “Whether you are on this tour or not, there is still going to spot up for grabs. But the World Cup is going to come up sooner than you know and guys like Steve Smith and Dave Warner are obviously going to bang very hard on the door,”
He continued saying, “So there is going to be some competition there, but that is good as there is going to be some guys that need to stay on their toes the entire time and keep playing great cricket every time we play.”
Australia, five-time champions are ranked at number six on the ICC ODI team rankings.
Nevertheless, Langer is not too worried, if Australia is not amongst the favorites.
Australian coach said, “We know there are a lot of good players and there are only 15 spots for the World Cup. If you pick the best team for each game, the future usually looks after itself.”
The much-awaited men’s cricket world cup is scheduled to be hosted in England and Wales from May 30 to July 14.
Australia will start their tournament against Afghanistan on Jun 1 in Bristol.