Australia will play Pakistan at the 2019 World Cup, with the country’s cricket team hoping to put an end to the longest domestic drought.AAP/ABC News 12/13 World Cup 2019: Pakistan World Cup fixtures, results and highlightsThe World Cup is a six-week competition that is run every four years and involves nations from across the globe.
In 2019, Australia will be one of eight countries playing at the tournament, alongside Pakistan, South Africa, India, India and Zimbabwe.
“It’s an incredibly exciting time to be a cricket fan,” Australia’s former captain, Chris Rogers, told ABC News at the end of the World Cup.
“I think that we are in a great position to have a World Cup team for the first time, and we’re very excited about it.”
The 2019 World Series between Australia and New Zealand was a success for the Aussies, who won the tournament with a run to the final against England.
Rogers said he was delighted to be in charge of the squad that will play in the 2019 event.
“We’re a team of players who are well versed in each other’s styles and how we want to play and we’ve come up with some of the best players to go to bat for us in 2019,” he said.
Rogerson’s squad includes the likes of Mitchell Starc, James Pattinson, Shane Watson, Kane Williamson, David Warner and Trent Boult.
“The players have played at a very high level for a number of years, so they have all developed as good as they can in their chosen areas,” Rogers said.
“There’s a great mixture of experience and experience, which is really exciting for me.”
Rogers will captain Australia for the tournament.
He said he expected his players to play at an all-out high-energy style and he was confident in the players ability to win matches.
“Australia will have a good squad to go in and get the job done, but it’s going to be an exciting competition for us,” Rogers told ABC’s 7.30 program.
“In terms of the preparation, we have a great group of players coming in for a World Series game.
We’re going to need a lot of work, but we’re going in with a good mentality.”
This is an exciting time for cricket in Australia.
“Rogerson is hoping to make his team stronger at the World Series, but he’s also looking to build a team that can challenge for a place at the finals in 2019.