Cricket Australia (CA) has unveiled their 15-member Women’s squad that will represent Australia in the upcoming home white-ball series against South Africa. The squad, led by Alyssa Healy, is set to participate in three T20Is and three ODIs, concluding the series with a historic Test match against the Proteas. The squad for the Test match will be revealed following the first ODI on February 3.
Notable inclusions and exclusions
Leg-spinner Alana King, with an impressive T20I record of 21 wickets at an average of 19.52, has been included in the ODI squad. However, she is absent from the T20Is, making her absence to the format continued after missing out on recent T20I legs against West Indies and India. Grace Harris, on the other hand, will feature in the shortest format only.
King last played a T20I during the group stage of the 2023 World Cup in South Africa, following Georgia Wareham‘s return from injury. Despite her absence from the T20 format, King has been a consistent presence in the 50-over side.
Series schedule and venues
The series will kick off with three T20Is scheduled to be played in Canberra and Hobart on January 27, 28, and 30. Subsequently, the focus will shift to the ODIs, set to take place in Adelaide and Sydney on February 3, 7, and 10.
Key players in both squads
The squads feature familiar names such as Darcie Brown, Heather Graham, Ashleigh Gardner, Kim Garth, Jess Jonassen, Tahlia McGrath, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, and Megan Schutt. These experienced players will play crucial roles in the series against South Africa.
“South Africa were formidable opponents in the 2023 ICC T20 World Cup final in Cape Town and we look forward to the challenge of hosting the Proteas in a multi-format series in Australia. The squads for the upcoming T20s and ODIs are very similar to the one that travelled to India recently,” said selector Shawn Flegler as quoted by cricket.com.au.
Australia’s Women squad for T20Is and ODIs against South Africa
T20Is and ODIs: Alyssa Healy (captain), Darcie Brown, Heather Graham, Ashleigh Gardner, Kim Garth, Jess Jonassen, Phoebe Litchfield, Tahlia McGrath, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Annabel Sutherland, Georgia Wareham.
ODIs Only: Grace Harris.
T20Is Only: Alana King.
- 1 Notable inclusions and exclusions
- 2 Series schedule and venues
- 3 Key players in both squads
- 4 Australia’s Women squad for T20Is and ODIs against South Africa