A very different side to the one that last toured these shores four years ago. However, despite the loss of Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath, Adam Gilchrist, Matthew Hayden and Justin Langer, they are still a force to be reckoned with.
Led by the majestic Ricky Ponting, Australia have a blend of some exciting young talent, like opener David Warner, with familiar faces such as the fit-again Brett Lee, Andrew Symonds and Michael Clarke.
Their form in Twenty20 cricket is mixed, with 11 wins from 21 outings, and their last game - against Pakistan in Dubai - ended in a seven-wicket defeat.
They are in Group C alongside Sri Lanka and West Indies.
Ricky Ponting (captain)
Arguably the finest number three in world cricket, Ponting loves to dominate bowling attacks. Elected to skip this year’s Indian Premier Legaue to prepare for the Ashes, but will be determined to lead from the front as Australia look to claim the only major trophy they have yet to win.
Clarke is a near-certainty to take over as the permanent captain of Australia when Ponting’s reign comes to an end. A cultured middle-order batsman, Clarke is also a handy spin bowler and electric fielder at cover and backward point.
Very much a limited-overs specialist, Bracken has represented his country in more than 100 ODIs since making his debut in 2001. The left-arm seamer does not possess express pace, but his accuracy, ability to swing the ball and subtle changes of pace make him a valuable asset.
Following a prolonged spell as understudy to the great Adam Gilchrist, Haddin is now firmly established as Australia’s number one wicketkeeper. The 31-year-old is an improving gloveman capable of scoring quick runs.
Off-spinner Hauritz was selected ahead of the likes of Jason Krezja, Beau Casson and Bryce McGain as the frontline slow bowler in the Australia squad. He is not a prodigious turner of the ball, but will be relied upon to keep things tight.
A seam bowler capable of swinging the ball at high speed, Hilfenhaus has overcome back problems to force his way into Australia’s plans. He made his Test debut against South Africa earlier this year, picking up seven wickets in three matches.
Hopes is a powerfully-built all-rounder who combines tidy medium-pace bowling with some explosive ball-striking in the lower/middle order. Has yet to represent his country at Test level but is a regular in the limited-overs side.
The elder brother of David, Mike Hussey is a gritty left-hander who enjoyed a prolific start to life in international cricket following several productive years on the English county circuit. Technically sound and also a superb rotator of the strike, Hussey will be keen to get back to his best after a recent dip in form.
Hussey enjoyed huge success in English conditions during his time with Nottinghamshire, who he helped to the LV= County Championship in 2005. A belligerent batsman, he recently returned from an IPL stint with Kolkata Knight Riders.
A fiery left-arm pace bowler, Johnson has enjoyed a rapid transition from promising youngster to one of the leading bowlers in the game. Also made a big impression with the bat in the recent Tests against South Africa.
Renonwned for his electrifying pace, Lee has not played for his country since hobbling out of the 2008 Boxing Day Test to undergo foot and ankle surgery. Now 32, he will be determined to show he has not lost any of his zip.
A bustling fast bowler, Siddle broke into the Australia side towards the end of 2008 and went on to impress on the tour of South Africa. His performances were enough to earn a place in the Ashes party as well as the World Twenty20 squad.
Warner was handed his international Twenty20 debut before he had played a first-class game and justified his shock selection with a breathtaking 89 from 43 balls against South Africa. Except more fireworks this summer from the left-handed opener.
Watson has the ability to become one of the leading all-rounders in world cricket, yet a series of injury problems have severely stunted his progress. The 27-year-old was one of the stars of the inaugural IPL, collecting 472 runs and 17 wickets for Rajasthan Royals.
Andrew Symonds was withdrawn from the squad on June 4 after a breach of team rules.