Justin Langer believes that the three players who are suddenly in the race to brave England in Australia's largest limited-overs competition in four years, are able to deliver in the pressure cup of a semi-final of the World Cup.
Langer said Matthew Wade would join the Australian Squadre World Cup instead of Usman Khawaja – pending official confirmation – while Mitchell Marsh remains on standby for Marcus Stoinis
Peter Handscomb, who joined Shaun Marsh last week after he broke his arm during training, completes the trio of players competing in the semi-final on Thursday night in Edgarbaston for potentially two places in Australia.
Wade has not played an international cricket since October 2017, and Marsh, who started the summer as the vice-captain of the Test team, but closed it in all three formats on the outside, has not played an ODI since last January.
However, Handscomb emerged earlier this year as a one-day player, averaging more than 40 with the bat when he played all 13 Australia's ODIs leading to the World Cup, before being withdrawn by Steve Smith for the tournament. plow was squeezed.
All three have impressed during the recent one-day part of the Australia A tour through England.
When they asked him how they could cope with the World Cup heat, Langer said, "It's busy for everyone, but it's busy for all 22 boys in the park.
"Matthew Wade has played a lot of international cricket when he comes in. There is a real benefit for him and he is undoubtedly the best form of career.
"Pete Handscomb a few months ago helped us beat India 3-2 in India in their circumstances and then 5-0 against Pakistan in the UAE." His temperament is excellent for it.
"Mitch Marsh also played a lot on an international cricket day, we are really lucky."
Langer made it clear that the disruption of possible loss of both Khawaja and Stoinis will not change their ODI blueprint, although they have to adjust their battle order.
Steve Smith was able to move to No.3 in the absence of Khawaja, a place that he sporadically filled during the tournament to keep left-right combinations in the fold, while wicket keeper Alex Carey could go to number 5.
Carey has been a revelation in this tournament, with its 329 runs (at 65.80) highest by a No.7 in the history of the World Cup. Australia will have noticed that two of his half-centuries have come into doomed run-chases, against India and South Africa, in which he kept alive the almost empty victory heaps.
If he pushes him further, the order can give him more chances to contribute to winning a competition, an idea highlighted by Michael Slater.
"He's beating pretty, isn't he?" said Langer. "We have so many options, and that's the good thing.
"Whether it's Steve Smith getting started at number 3, whether it's Alex Carey, we have so many options – it's a very flexible team.
"The way he plays is exciting, not just for now, but for a very long career ahead."
Australia's batting strategy is strongly based on the constant order of their order and their middle and lower order, with the final touches to late cameos.
David Warner, with 638 points at 79.75, and Finch, 507 at 56.33, have been beating them for five centuries, and Langer stressed that they need top-level players who can follow their lead, while denying the English spinners as well will be vital on Thursday.
"We continue to stick to the way we have selected (recent) time – the top four guys who can score hundreds," he continued.
"Wadey has scored hundreds … Players who can play a spider, Pete does very well. He has been in a good shape and played in the middle bracket for Australia A. He was brutally unhappy to miss selection in the first place.
"We'll all weigh it up. Potentially, Mitch Marsh is coming to give us an average pace, he's also been bowling, played four Australia A games in a pretty good shape with bat and ball.
"There are probably about five different ways to get the batting order."
World Cup 2019
Australian team: Aaron Finch (c), Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey (wk), 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
June the 6th: Australia beat the West Indies with 15 points
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