Australia have announced its 15-man World Cup squad for their upcoming defence.
Steve Smith and David Warner will make their long-awaited return to Australian cricket after missing the last year, while a few big names have been left out of the side.
The absence of in-form batsman Peter Handscomb and veteran pace bowler Josh Hazelwood were among the most surprising selection choices.
Aaron Finch was named skipper of the side, while Alex Carey will serve as the wicketkeeper.
Australia’s World Cup campaign begins against Afghanistan on June 1.
Australia’s 15-man World Cup squad:
Aaron Finch (c)