ICC World Cup 2019: 3 notable misses from the Australian squad
#2 D'Arcy Short
D'Arcy Short, the swashbuckling left-hander, was the leading run-scorer in the Big Bash League for two consecutive seasons. However, he has failed to replicate those performances at the international level.
Short has had his issues against spin which was evident through his struggles in IPL 2018 and so, in the following season, he went unsold.
He has the talent and the skill, but the Australian selectors were looking for more consistent performances. Short has been looked at as a T20 specialist as he has played just four ODIs compared to 20 T20Is for Australia.
Moreover, the Australian selectors couldn't have included so many openers in the squad. They already have three of them: Aaron Finch, David Warner and Usman Khawaja.
Warner, who is the current Orange Cap holder in the IPL 2019, and Khawaja, who is the second highest run-scorer in ODIs in 2019 so far, have sealed their spots on the back of some match-winning performances. That meant Short had to miss out.