NSW Blues and Sydney Sixers captain Moises Henriques has been named in the 15-player squad for the ICC Champions Trophy, taking place in England and Wales next month. This marks a return to the side for Henriques, having last played for the national one-day squad against Sri Lanka in August last year.

Henriques was named alongside fellow NSW Blues Steve Smith, David Warner, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc.

National Selector Trevor Hohns said, “We have selected a very exciting well balanced squad that will give us plenty of options with both batting and bowling, depending on the conditions.

“Moises finished off the domestic season very well and has had a great start in the Indian Premier League. We believe Moises’ batting has improved significantly in the past six months and he will provide us with a strong option should he be selected.” 

Those players that are in Australia will depart for England on 18 May with the remaining players in the IPL to join as their teams finish in the tournament.

The squad for the ICC Champions Trophy are:

Steve Smith (C)

NSW

David Warner (vc)

NSW

Pat Cummins

NSW

Aaron Finch

VIC

John Hastings

VIC

Josh Hazlewood

NSW

Travis Head

SA

Moises Henriques

NSW

Chris Lynn

QLD

Glenn Maxwell

VIC

James Pattinson

VIC

Mitchell Starc

NSW

Marcus Stoinis

VIC

Matthew Wade

VIC

Adam Zampa

SA