Australia quick Tayla Vlaeminck will not be part of the upcoming ODI series and the one-off Test against India. Australia’s head coach Matthew Mott confirmed the news after Tayla didn’t bowl during the ‘Sharks versus Dolphins’ 30-over per side game ahead of the crucial series against India.
Mott stated that the 22-year-old promising fast bowler is having some niggles and looking at the upcoming schedule, it would be best for her to recover for now. Australia’s support staff is also looking at managing her workload and gradually increase the load on her as and when required.
“Tayla has had some little niggles throughout her build-up down in Victoria. That’s something that we’ve been monitoring all the way through. And she does have to step up her loads gradually. We’ve got to manage her really well – we’ve got a huge 18 months for her as a young fast bowler, and we know the impact that she can have when she plays,” Mott said according to cricket.com.au.
Tayla has played 8 ODIs for Australia so far picking up seven wickets and is known for her express pace in Women’s cricket
Apart from her, Australia are also without their first-choice pacer Megan Schutt who is unavailable for the ODIs and the Test following the birth of her first child. Spinner Jess Jonassen is also out due to injury and in this situation, Mott is expecting a fully fit Ellyse Perry to step up during the India series.
“(Perry has) obviously had a very long recovery now and (this series is) something she’s planned a lot for. Speaking to (bowling coach) Ben Sawyer, who has worked a lot with her at the Sixers, he’s really happy with where she’s at. At the crease he can’t remember her being as strong as she has been, and certainly in the hits that we’ve had up here (we’ve seen that).
“She had a pretty good bowl today, she got a little bit of tap early, but then came back and got a wicket, got Meg out and bowled really well,” Mott added.