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Hampshire's Glenn Maxwell chosen in Australia's preliminary squad for ICC World Twenty20
9:47am Wednesday 18th July 2012 in Sport
Hampshire's Glenn Maxwell has been named in Australia's preliminary 30-man squad for September's ICC World Twenty20.
The tournament begins in Sri Lanka on September 18, with the Australian side drawn against Ireland and the West Indies.
Nathan Lyon and James Pattinson are the headline omissions from the initial squad.
"The ICC World Twenty20 will be a fiercely contested tournament," chairman of selectors John Inverarity said.
"A great deal of flamboyant cricketing talent will be on display and some games will be turned on their heads by 10 minutes of brilliance. The squad announced today is full of talent, enterprise and all-round strength.
"Within the 30 players named is depth and cover for all departments within the team."
Australia squad: George Bailey, Travis Birt, Dan Christian, Pat Cummins, Xavier Doherty, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Ryan Harris, Ben Hilfenhaus, Brad Hogg, David Hussey, Michael Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Ben Laughlin, Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Andrew McDonald, Clint McKay, Dirk Nannes, Stephen O'Keefe, Tim Paine, Rob Quiney, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Adam Voges, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Shane Watson, Cameron White.