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Georgia Wareham included in Australia’s squad for Women’s T20 WC

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Australia’s first-choice leg-spinner Georgia Wareham has been named in the 15-member national squad for T20 World Cup. Wareham is making her comeback after October 2021 since she got sidelined due to her ACL tear injury. The Women’s T20 World Cup is scheduled in South Africa starting from February 10th.

Wareham was named ahead of Amanda-Jade Wellington, a leg-spinner, just after her one-day comeback for Victoria in a domestic match. Skipper Meg Lanning is also making a return after a six-month break from the game. The changes are made to the team that last travelled to India for their T20 series in December.

National selector Shawn Flegler commented, “It’s always tough to narrow a squad down to just 15 players, but we’re confident we’ve picked a well-balanced side that’s well placed for the series against Pakistan and ready to challenge for a third consecutive T20 title. Seeing Meg and Georgia back in action for Victoria has been exciting. Both bring a wealth of experience to the group, which is always crucial during major tournaments. Georgia in particular has had a tough run of injuries, but she’s shown a great deal of resilience and her return is a real boost for the side.”

Australia’s Injury Woes

All-rounder Nicola Carey and batter Phoebe Litchfield have been benched from the previous team. Wicketkeeper-batter Alyssa Healy, who was suffering from a calf injury on Game 4, will also be joining the T20 squad as she is expected to make a full recovery by then. Recently debuted players Kim Garth and Heather Alyssa and Jess are expected to be fully fit and firing after minor injuries as well, so we’ve got a full-strength squad with plenty of variety with both bat and ball if required. Graham will be retaining their position in the fifteen well.

Flegler added, “Alyssa and Jess are expected to be fully fit and firing after minor injuries as well, so we’ve got a full-strength squad with plenty of variety with both bat and ball if required. Heather and Kim were both impressed when given the chance during the India series, and we know they are ready to perform their role if the opportunity presents itself. Unfortunately, there was no room for Nicola, Phoebe or Amanda-Jade, but they’re still well and truly in our plans and are on standby should they be required.”

Australia will be seen defending their title against New Zealand on February 12th before facing the rest of the teams in their group.


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