With Meg Lanning nonetheless unavailable, Cricket Australia on Tuesday named seasoned wicketkeeper Alyssa Healy captain of a 15-member Australian ladies’s workforce for the upcoming five-match T20 series against India.
Star all-rounder Tahlia McGrath has been named vice-captain for the series, matches of which can be performed at Mumbai’s DY Patil Stadium and Brabourne Stadium.
The series can be held from December 9 to twenty. The first two matches can be held at DY Patil Stadium and the remaining three at Brabourne.
Healy takes cost of a squad that includes three modifications together with a extremely gifted teenager and an ex-Irish worldwide.
The 19-year-old Phoebe Litchfield, ex-Ireland fast Kim Garth and all-rounder Heather Graham are in line to make their T20I debuts after being named within the squad.
The tour assumes significance because it serves as preparation for the T20 World Cup subsequent February in South Africa.
Australia have made three modifications to the group that received the Commonwealth Games gold in August.
Australia’s head of efficiency (ladies’s cricket) and nationwide selector, Shawn Flegler mentioned: “These five matches form an important part of the team’s preparations for the upcoming T20 World Cup in South Africa as well as providing an opportunity for some players to gain some experience in Indian conditions.”
“India can be a superb check; they are a sturdy facet and the 2 groups have had some good battles in latest occasions.
“Without Meg and Rachael, this series will provide opportunities for players particularly in the top order, so we’re looking forward to seeing who puts their hand up.”
Healy’s elevation comes after she was appointed vice-captain following Rachael Haynes’ retirement from worldwide cricket in September.
Australia will go away for India on December 4.
Talking about Alyssa, the selector mentioned: “Alyssa will get the prospect to guide the facet in Meg’s absence which is thrilling, and Tahlia will little doubt take loads from being her deputy.
“She’s worked hard on developing that side of her game and thoroughly deserves the opportunity.”
Squad: Alyssa Healy (c), Tahlia McGrath, Darcie Brown, Nicola Carey, Ashleigh Gardner, Kim Garth, Heather Graham, Grace Harris, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Phoebe Litchfield, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt and Annabel Sutherland.
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