Cricket Australia has announced 18 women’s squad for the series against New Zealand in September. The two teams will play the three-match ODI series and as many T20I in September. The Australia women’s squad has also the marquee players but the all-rounder Ellyse Perry has been named subject to fitness.
Australia women’s team last played the grand-finale against India in the T20 World Cup 2020. As expected, they stood out as the winner of the tournament, lifting the trophy for the fifth time.
Ellysa Perry, Australia’s lynchpin, suffered from an injury during the tournament. In the semi-final against South Africa, he sustained the hamstring injury after which he was dropped from the playing XI from the finale.
Ellyse Perry is under monitoring: national selector
Australia’s National Selector Shawn Flegler informed that Perry is recovering from the injury and would be given a place in the team if gets fit.
“Ellyse is progressing well from a significant hamstring injury and we want to give her every chance to be available for selection, so we’ll continue to monitor her progress over the coming weeks.
Meanwhile, the pacer Tayla Vlaeminck, who was the part of Australia’s T20 World Cup squad earlier this year, has made herself unavailable for the selection. She is recovering from the foot injury and would also miss the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL).
“Tayla has had a slight setback in her return from the foot injury she suffered ahead of the T20 World Cup which means she’ll miss this series as well as this season’s rebel WBBL tournament. Our initial plans were to get her back for the 50-over World Cup in New Zealand but now that’s been postponed we’ll take a conservative approach with her and give her as much time as she needs to get her body right without the pressure of a timeframe.
Australia’s women Squad: Meg Lanning (c), Rachael Haynes, Maitlan Brown, Erin Burns, Nicola Carey, Ashleigh Gardner, Alyssa Healy, Jess Jonassen, Delissa Kimmince, Tahlia McGrath, Sophie Molineux, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry (subject to fitness), Megan Schutt, Molly Strano, Annabel Sutherland, Georgia Wareham, Belinda Vakarewa.