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Ponting: Australian squad capable of winning T20 World Cup



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Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting believes the Aussies are capable of winning the upcoming ICC men's T20 World Cup.

Australia announced a 15-strong squad on Thursday for the tournament, which is starting from October 17 in the United Arab Emirates and Oman.

Uncapped Josh Inglis has been picked as backup wicketkeeper. Ponting was delighted to see Inglis earn a spot in Australia's T20 World Cup team.

"Awesome to see Inglis get his opportunity in the squad, he's been scoring runs for fun and if Ellis is called on it's a great story for how far he's come since moving to Tassie. Overall it's a brilliant squad of players that I think are capable of winning the World Cup," Ponting tweeted.

Skipper Aaron Finch, Steve Smith, David Warner, Pat Cummins, and Glenn Maxwell will make their return in the Australian squad for the mega event in Oman and the UAE.

Australia will kick off their T20 World Cup campaign against South Africa on October 23 at the Abu Dhabi Stadium in the opening game of the Super 12 stage.