Australian selectors recently announced Australian squad for ICC Champions Trophy 2009 which begins from 22 September. The 8-team elite tournament includes all the front line test playing nations including
Australia, England, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, South Africa and West Indies.
Regular captain Ricky Ponting, who is now underfire after the Ashes defeat, will lead
in Champions trophy. Australian batting line up includes the experienced batsmen like Ponting, Michael Clarke, Hussey, Hopes and Haddin besides the talented new batsmen like Australia , Voges and White . Ferguson
Led by Brett Lee,
’s pace attack features Nathan Bracken, Peter Siddle, Mitchell Johnson and Hilfenhaus. All rounder Watson is another option for Australian pace attack. The only specialist spinner in the squad is Nathan Hauritz who is yet to make huge impact in the Australian team. He would get support from part time spinner Clarke. Overall, I think, Australia has a very good batting line up, but the spin attack does not look very promising. Their pace attack has enough quality, but lacks consistency. Australia
Here, I am giving the Australian squad for Champions Trophy 2009:
Ricky Ponting (Captain), Michael Clarke, Callum Ferguson, Brad Haddin, Michael Hussey, James Hopes, Adam Voges, Shane Watson, Cameron White, Ben Hilfenhaus, Nathan Bracken, Peter Siddle, Mitchell Johnson, Brett Lee, Nathan Hauritz.