Australia women have announced a strong squad for their upcoming all-format series against India women. Fast bowler Megan Schutt, who is expecting her first child with partner Jess won’t be part of the squad. Apart from Schutt, all-rounder Jess Jonassen too has not been selected. Georgia Redmayne and Stella Campbell have earned their maiden national call-ups owing to their recent stellar run in the domestic circuit.
Redmayne has carried that form into the ongoing ‘Hundred’ too as she is the second-highest run-scorer for her team Welsh Fire. She has scored 152 runs at a good strike rate of 104. On the other hand, Campbell has impressed one and all with her disciplined bowling in Women’s Cricket National Cricket League (WNCL) and as well as Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL).
Sydney Sixers head coach Ben Sawyer was impressed with what he saw of the 19-year-old pacer during the WBBL and felt she has added few more skills to her bowling than what was before. “Her control has improved – one of her goals this year was to improve her control of different deliveries,” as told to Cricket Next.
Australia and India will first play the three ODIs starting on September 19 at North Sydney Oval. The second and third ODI will be played on September 22 and 24 at Junction Oval in Melbourne respectively. After completion of the ODIs, the teams will play a one-off Test match in Perth and then lastly, the teams will feature in three T20Is which will begin on October 11.
Australia Squad: Meg Lanning (C), Rachael Haynes (VC), Darcie Brown, Maitlan Brown, Stella Campbell, Nicola Carey, Hannah Darlington, Ashleigh Gardner, Alyssa Healy, Tahlia McGrath, Sophie Molineux, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Georgia Redmayne, Molly Strano, Annabel Sutherland, Tayla Vlaeminck, Georgia Wareham