The Australian cricket team converged in Sydney this week to put the finishing touches on plans to defend its T20 World Cup crown.
Given the short, 11-month turnaround from when the trophy was won in Dubai, there are many familiar faces, and very few new ones.
Tim David is the only addition to the playing squad, while the coaching staff has undergone little change, too, with coach Andrew McDonald an assistant last time around.
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Being given the chance to defend the T20 World Cup on home soil, having been the first Australian men’s group to ever win it, is just reward for the tight-knit group.
Spare a thought for the odd man out, however — the one who…