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Pattinson and Lyon axed

James Pattinson: Omitted from provisional World Twenty20 squad

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Australia have omitted James Pattinson and Nathan Lyon from their provisional 30-man squad for the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka.

Hampshire all-rounder Glenn Maxwell and left-handed batsman Rob Quiney have been included in the squad, though.

Maxwell's inclusion in the preliminary squad comes as no surprise after he was included in the two squads for the limited overs matches against Pakistan.

However the 29-year-old Quiney is in line for his first cap after impressing during the Big Bash League season.

"The ICC World Twenty20 will be a fiercely contested tournament," said selector John Inverarity.

"A great deal of flamboyant cricketing talent will be on display and some games will be turned on their heads by 10 minutes of brilliance. The squad announced today is full of talent, enterprise and all-round strength.

"Within the 30 players named is depth and cover for all departments within the team."

Australia's final squad of 15 is due to be named by August 18.

Australia's preliminary squad: George Bailey, Travis Birt, Dan Christian, Pat Cummins, Xavier Doherty, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Ryan Harris, Ben Hilfenhaus, Brad Hogg, David Hussey, Michael Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Ben Laughlin, Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Andrew McDonald, Clint McKay, Dirk Nannes, Stephen O'Keefe, Tim Paine, Rob Quiney, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Adam Voges, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Shane Watson, Cameron White