Australian wicketkeeper cum batsman Peter Handscomb is set to make his entry at ICC World Cup 2019. He will replace injured batsman Shaun Marsh in the Kangaroos squad. The Australian squad is lately plagued by injuries. Both of their batsman Shaun Marsh and Usman Khawaja already ruled out from the tournament. It will surely be challenging for them to keep up the pace at this moment after losing two vital players.

Peter Handscomb to make his entry into CWC semi-final

Handscomb called upon to fill up the vacant place of Shaun Marsh who recently fractured his forearm and ruled out from the tournament. The right-handed batsman who was excluded from the squad despite put on good performances in Australia’s recent series against India and Pakistan will now slot into the existing batting lineup for Thursday’s semifinal.

Confirming the news, Kangaroos head coach Justin Langer ensured he will be the part of the Australian starting XI against host England and going to replace Shaun Marsh.

I want to tell you the truth. Peter is 100 percent gonna play for us in the semi-final. He was unlucky not to get included int he squad at primary times. He deserves this. 

Justin Langer confirms of Peter and Wade's inclusion on Kangaroos squad
Justin Langer confirms of Peter and Wade’s inclusion on Kangaroos squad

Australian current boss and former opener Langer also highlighted his overall form.

He is in very good shape. He did very well with Australia A team. He will help us in the middle order by his exceptional temperament. Peter is also good at spin and he will be helpful for us.

Australia got a piece of good news before the high tempo clash against the Eoin Morgan‘s side. The prolific all-rounder Marcus Stoinis is set to return to the squad after a short injury.

He looks good. He did a good job at the net today and we’re counting him on. He’s definitely ready to go

Langer assured to Kangaroos fans.

Australian batsman Matthew Wade is also joining Australian squad as Usman Khawaja is ruled out from the tournament due to his injury. Matthew is with the Australian squad for the past few days as a cover.

Australia will meet England in blockbuster and much-anticipated semi-final on Thursday at Edgbaston, Birmingham.  Australia already beat New Zealand at round-robin stage and the reigning champions never lost in a semifinal in World Cup till date.