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Aussies go pace heavy for Champions Trophy

Aussies go pace heavy for Champions Trophy
Pacemen Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins have been included in the Aussie squad for the Champions Trophy.

Steve Smith will lead an Australian squad loaded with pace to the ICC Champions Trophy in the United Kingdom in June.

Fast bowlers Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins, James Pattinson and John Hastings have all been included in the 15-man squad.

Mitchell and Shaun Marsh, James Faulkner, Usman Khawaja, George Bailey and Peter Handscomb are notable absentees, while injured batsman Chris Lynn has made the cut for the June 1-18 tournament.

Australia: Steve Smith (capt), David Warner (vice-capt), Pat Cummins, Aaron Finch, John Hastings, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, James Pattinson, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, Adam Zampa.

AAP