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
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.
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