Australia has announced a 23-member preliminary squad on Monday for its limited-overs tour of West Indies in July with the return of key stars in the Aaron Finch-led side.

Pat Cummins, Steve Smith, David Warner and Mitchell Starc – who missed Australia’s T20I series in New Zealand in March – mark their return to the side while batsman Marnus Labuschagne who is currently county cricket for Glamorgan, missed out on the squad due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.

“Anyone who knows Marnus understands he would give absolutely anything to play for Australia and he is deeply upset to miss out due to circumstances beyond anyone’s control. We worked through numerous options in conversations with Marnus to find a workable solution but ultimately came to the conclusion it was more practical for him to remain in the UK,” Australia’s national selector Trevor Hohns said in an official Cricket…

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