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My Australian T20 World Cup squad

What is the Champions Trophy? It's not that. That's the world cup. (Photo: AAP)
Roar Guru
3rd January, 2016
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With the T20 World Cup in India coming up I have turned to see which players should make the squad.

Australia doesn’t have a great history in T20 but the players here could make that a thing of the past.

Here are my selections for the T20 squad.

David Warner
First player picked as he can hit the ball anywhere. Warner is an arrogant player that is feared by opposition bowlers.

Aaron Finch
There’s nothing he can’t do when he’s on song and he should be the Australian captain.

Chris Lynn
The toughest man to bowl to in BBL, he has shown how good he is. He is ready to take the next step to international cricket.

Shaun Marsh
So talented in T20, has all the strokes and deserves his selection.

Usman Khawaja
Khawaja has come of age and can play the game as well as any.

Mike Hussey
Mr Cricket is a no-brainer. He brings enormous experience needed on the sub continent and can close a game out better than most.

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Travis Head
Head is an enormous hitter with huge potential coming in the middle to lower order.

Shane Watson
Watson is much maligned but adapted well to the shorter game. He is a hard hitter and handy bowler.

Watson is suited to batting in the middle order.

Tim Paine
The forgotten wicket keeper in Australian cricket, Paine just edges out Matthew Wade and Chris Hartley because of his superior batting. He can fit in anywhere in the order.

Brad Hogg
He’ll be playing cricket until he’s well into his 80s. Players still have trouble picking his wrong ‘un and he rarely gets belted around the ground. Plus his presence would be great for team experience and morale.

Steve O’Keefe
O’Keefe has an amazing economy rate and is hard to read, therefore he deserves his chance.

John Hastings
Intimidating bowler and hard hitting lower-order batsman. Hastings is a genuine wicket taker.

Josh Hazlewood
His line and length will be crucial in the middle overs.

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Clint McKay
Wicket taker. McKay has all the tricks and is usually the first bowler picked for Australia

Jason Behrendorff
His time has come. He has a great strike rate, economy and they ability to take wickets regularly.

I have omitted Glenn Maxwell for several reasons. He often puts his individual trick shots above the good of the team.

Apologies to Steve Smith, Nathan Lyon and Shaun Tait who would be the next players picked.