Sangha, Ellis and Hardy dropped from Australia’s World Cup squad

Sept 6 (Reuters) – Young leg-spinner Tanveer Sangha has been left out of Australia’s provisional 15-man World Cup squad after making his international debut in South Africa.

The team confirmed on Wednesday that Sangha had been named in the wider squad for the tour of South Africa, along with pacer Nathan Ellis and new all-rounder Aaron Hardy.

Sangha took five wickets in his first two T20Is in Australia’s 3-0 sweep of the Proteas, but the selectors opted to field only two specialist spinners, Adam Zamba and Ashton Agar.

Pacing captain Pat Cummins, batsman Steve Smith, left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc and all-rounder Glenn Maxwell were included despite recovering from injuries.

The final 15-man squad will be confirmed by the International Cricket Council by September 28, ahead of the World Cup in India in October.

Australia, bidding for a sixth 50-over World Championship, begin a five-match ODI series against South Africa on Thursday.

Team Australia:

Pat Cummins (captain), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar,

Alex Carey, Cameron Greene, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head,

Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith,

Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zamba.

Ian Ransom reports in Melbourne; Editing by Peter Rutherford

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