Pearson, Tallent spearhead Aussie world team

Champion hurdler Sally Pearson and walker Jared Tallent headlined a 48-strong Australian team announced on Tuesday for next month's World Athletics Championships in London.

Sally Pearson won gold in the 100m hurdles at the London Olympic Games.   -  Getty Images

Champion hurdler Sally Pearson and walker Jared Tallent headlined a 48-strong Australian team announced on Tuesday for next month's World Athletics Championships in London.

The country's largest world title squad since Seville in 1999 includes 20 debutants from the Olympic Games in Rio last year.

"It ensures that we are likely to see a competitive few months ahead as athletes seek nomination for selection to the Australia Commonwealth Games Team," Athletics Australia said.

The Commonwealth Games next year are on home soil at the Gold Coast.

Australia won two silvers at the last World Championships in Beijing two years ago — Tallent in the 50km walk and Fabrice Lapierre in the long jump.

Australia squad: Men 400m: Steven Solomon, 800m: Peter Bol, 1500m: Ryan Gregson, Luke Mathews, 5000m: Morgan McDonald, Sam McEntee, Patrick Tiernan, 10000m: Patrick Tiernan, 110m hurdles: Nicholas Hough, Long Jump: Henry Frayne, Fabrice Lapierre, Pole Vault: Kurtis Marschall, Shot Put: Damien Birkenhead, Javelin: Hamish Peacock, Decathlon: Cedric Dubler, 20km walk: Dane Bird-Smith, Rhydian Cowley, 50km walk: Jared Tallent, Marathon: Jack Colreavy, Josh Harris, Brad Milosevic, 4x100m Relay: Nick Andrews, Rohan Browning, Tom Gamble, Alex Hartmann, Trae Williams.

Women 200m: Ella Nelson, 400m: Morgan Mitchell, 800m: Georgia Griffith, 1500m: Zoe Buckman, Georgia Griffith, Linden Hall, 5000m: Madeline Hills, Eloise Wellings, 10000m: Madeline Hills, Eloise Wellings, 100m hurdles: Sally Pearson, 400m hurdles: Lauren Wells, 3000m steeplechase: Genevieve La Caze, Long Jump: Brooke Stratton, Discus: Dani Stevens, Javelin: Kathryn Mitchell, Kelsey-Lee Roberts, 20km walk: Regan Lamble, Beki Smith, Claire Tallent, Marathon: Milly Clark, Sinead Diver, Jess Trengove, 4x400m relay: Ella Connolly, Morgan Mitchell, Ella Nelson, Anneliese Rubie, Jess Thornton and Lauren Wells.