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Cricket World Cup 2019 squads

Aaron Finch of Australia speaks to his teammates. (Photo by Michael Dodge - CA/Cricket Australia/Getty Images)

The 2019 Cricket World Cup was won by the hosts England after a highly entertaining – but controversial – grand final with New Zealand.

Here are squads all ten countries brought to the event.

Cricket World Cup squads

Afghanistan
Gulbadin Naib (c), Mohammad Shahzad, Noor Ali Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.

Australia
Aaron Finch (c), Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Peter Handscomb Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa.

Jhye Richardson was initially included in Australia’s side, however a shoulder injury forced him out of the World Cup. Kane Richardson was his replacement.

Bangladesh
Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Shakib Al Hasan (vc), Liton Das, Mehidy Hasan, Mosaddek Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Tamim Iqbal, Abu Jayed, Mahmudullah, Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mustafizur Rahman, Sabbir Rahman, Mohammad Saifuddin, Soumya Sarkar.

England
Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, James Vince, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.

After naming a preliminary squad, England made three changes in their final 15-man side. Jofra Archer replaced David Willey, Liam Dawson edged out Joe Denly, and James Vince took Alex Hales’ place in the side after Hales was dropped following a 21-day suspension for recreational drug use.

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India
Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni, Kedhar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Karthik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul, Mohammed Shami, Vijay Shankar, Kuldeep Yadav.

New Zealand
Kane Williamson (c), Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Colin Munro, Tom Blundell, Jimmy Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult.

Pakistan
Sarfraz Ahmed (c), Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Hasnain.

Like England, Pakistan initially named a preliminary World Cup squad which they made three changes to prior to the tournament. Abid Ali, Junaid Khan and Faheem Ashraf were dropped, with Asif Ali, Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz making their way into the side.

Sri Lanka
Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Dhananjaya de Silva, Avishka Fernando, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Jeevan Mendis, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Pradeep, Milinda Siriwardana, Lahiru Thirimanne, Isuru Udana, Jeffery Vandersay

South Africa
Faf du Plessis (c), Hashim Amla, JP Duminy Rassie van der Dussen, Quinton de Kock, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Chris Morris, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn, Imran Tahir.

South Africa were forced into a change to their squad through injury. Paceman Anrich Nortje was ruled out with a fractured thumb, with all-rounder Chris Morris named as his replacement. Fast bowlers Lungi Ngidi, Dale Steyn and Kagiso Rabada are all under injury clouds heading into the World Cup, although none have been ruled out yet.

West Indies
Jason Holder (c), Andre Russell, Ashley Nurse, Carlos Brathwaite, Chris Gayle, Darren Bravo, Evin Lewis, Fabian Allen, Kemar Roach, Nicholas Pooran, Oshane Thomas, Shai Hope, Shannon Gabriel, Sheldon Cottrell, Shimron Hetmyer

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The top eight teams in ODI cricket qualified for the tournament automatically, while Afghanistan and Bangladesh were forced to win their way into the tournament under the new format in a qualifying event, where they beat teams like Scotland and Zimbabwe.

The eight teams who made the tournament on rankings were hosts England, Australia, India, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Pakistan and the West Indies.

The biggest news from the squads was around the Australian squad, as Steve Smith and David Warner were included in the Australian squad for the tour.

England and Pakistan both named preliminary squads for the tournament prior to a five-game warm-up series during late April and early May. Both sides made three changes to their initial squads following the fifth and final warm-up game.

This page will be constantly updated as team news becomes available, with a full list of fixtures for the tournament also available on The Roar with Australian start times so that you won’t miss a moment of the action once the tournament gets underway.

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