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Australia women’s Twenty20 squad announced

The WNSP has also named a 12-player squad for the Chairman’s XI v England 50-over tour match at Junction Oval on 17 January

Australia women’s Twenty20 squad announced  - Cricket News
Jodie Fields has been named as the captain of the 13-player squad.
The Cricket Australia (CA) Women’s National Selection Panel (WNSP) today announced a 13-player squad for the Twenty20 matches of the Women’s Ashes Series against England, starting in Hobart on 29 January. 

The WNSP has also named a 12-player squad for the Chairman’s XI v England 50-over tour match at Junction Oval on 17 January.

Commenting on the squad, Chair of Selectors Julie Savage said: “We believe this is a well-balanced squad for the T20 matches in the upcoming Women’s Ashes Series.  

“The most recent Women’s Ashes held in England last August was decided during the T20 phase of the Series and, with the two teams so evenly matched, we expect a tough contest this time around. 

“The selected squad play an exciting brand of T20 cricket. We think the Australian public will enjoy watching the stroke-play of Meg Lanning, Alex Blackwell and Elyse Villani, who have all had exceptional seasons in the domestic WT20 competition. 

“Our batters will be well supported by the bowling of Ellyse Perry and Holly Ferling, whose pace is a genuine asset for the side.   

“As the number one ranked team in T20's, we continue to believe that our squad is well suited to this form of the game.


Squad:

Jodie Fields (C) QLD

Meg Lanning (VC) VIC

Alex Blackwell NSW

Jess Cameron VIC

Sarah Coyte NSW

Rene Farrell ACT

Holly Ferling QLD

Alyssa Healy NSW 

Jess Jonassen QLD

Erin Osborne NSW

Ellyse Perry NSW

Megan Schutt SA

Elyse Villani VIC