T20 World Cup 2024: Australia’s younger dynamic opening batter Jake Fraser-McGurk has been included within the closing squad for the 2024 T20 World Cup, set to happen in the US and the Caribbean from June 1. Initially overlooked, Fraser-McGurk has been added as a travelling reserve together with one other batter, Matt Brief. His extremely anticipated call-up follows a formidable debut season within the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) season 2024 , the place he persistently scored runs at an impressively excessive strike charge.

22-year-old McGurk performed 9 matches within the IPL 2024, scoring 330 runs at a mean of 36.67 and a stupendous strike charge of 234.04 which is greatest amongst the batters with over 100 runs. Earlier than the IPL, he gained fame with a 29-ball century in a home One-Day Cup match. He additionally scored the quickest fifty of the IPL 2024 when he took on the Sunrisers Hyderabad bowlers to attain a half-century in simply 15 balls.

Australia Coach All Praises For Jake Fraser-McGurk & Matt Brief

Australia coach Andrew McDonald highlighted Jake Fraser-McGurk’s spectacular IPL efficiency, stating he was a robust contender for the ultimate squad. McDonald additionally praised Matthew Brief for his constant BBL kind and promising worldwide appearances, regardless of generally having to play totally different roles.

“You have a look at Jake’s kind within the IPL – he took that by storm and he was a critical consideration for the ultimate 15. And so was Matthew Brief. His BBL kind has been excellent over an extended time frame and he is proven glimpses on the worldwide degree as properly, albeit at occasions he is needed to play a unique function,” Australia coach Andrew McDonald informed cricket.com.au.

Australia’s T20 World Cup 2024 squad: Mitch Marsh (c), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Tim David, Nathan Ellis, Cameron Inexperienced, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa. 

Travelling reserves: Jake Fraser-McGurk, Matt Brief


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