T20 World Cup: Australia Field Only 9 Fielders Against Namibia, Retired Cricketers Came To Fill The Space

Australia played their first warm-up game of the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 against Namibia. However, this game made headlines among fans and experts due to an unusual approach by Australians. In the game, with only nine players available against Namibia, a chief selector and coach had to join the field.

At Trinidad’s Queen’s Park Oval, Australia had an easy win. They held Namibia to 119-9 after choosing to bowl first. With David Warner’s unbeaten 54, Australia scored 123-3 in 10 overs, winning by seven wickets.

The chief selector of the Australian cricket team and fielding coach Andre Borovec took the field in plain shirts when the match started to fill in after Australia captain Mitchell Marsh won the toss and elected to field.

Six Australian World Cup squad members namely Pat Cummins, Travis Head, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Starc, Glenn Maxwell, and Cameron Green are still absent. They are resting in Australia after their hectic IPL 2024 schedule.

Bailey was also a former international cricketer for Australia and was one of Australia’s best fielders. Borovec is a former wicketkeeper who played for Geelong in the Victorian Premier Cricket League.

After Bailey and Borovec, batting coach Brad Hodge and head coach Andrew McDonald also came to the field when Marsh and Josh Hazlewood took breaks off the field.

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