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.
First player picked as he can hit the ball anywhere. Warner is an arrogant player that is feared by opposition bowlers.
There’s nothing he can’t do when he’s on song and he should be the Australian captain.
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.
So talented in T20, has all the strokes and deserves his selection.
Khawaja has come of age and can play the game as well as any.
Mr Cricket is a no-brainer. He brings enormous experience needed on the sub continent and can close a game out better than most.
Head is an enormous hitter with huge potential coming in the middle to lower order.
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.
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.
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.
O’Keefe has an amazing economy rate and is hard to read, therefore he deserves his chance.
Intimidating bowler and hard hitting lower-order batsman. Hastings is a genuine wicket taker.
His line and length will be crucial in the middle overs.
Wicket taker. McKay has all the tricks and is usually the first bowler picked for Australia
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.