Australia’s 18-member squad for New Zealand series announced, Perry returns, Tayla Vlaeminck ruled out

The upcoming trans-Tasman series is slated to take place next month. Australia has named their side for the limited-over clash. As reported by Female Cricket, Ellyse Perry has made a comeback in the squad. Moreover, Maitlan Brown will be making her debut and take the charge of pace attack for her side.

Australia Women's Squad for World Cup 2020
Australia Women’s Squad for World Cup 2020

 

Aussies have named a total of 18-players for three T20Is and three One day Internationals. There are 15 similar faces in the side that got the T20 World Cup for their country earlier this year. Three additions are Tahlia McGrath and the two pacers namely Belinda Vakarewa and Maitlan Brown.

It is after the much-celebrated finals at MCG that Aussies are taking on the field. Cricket Australia, in a statement, said that “The schedule for the series has matches in both New South Wales and Queensland but given the current COVID situation changes may be required. Cricket Australia will continue to work with relevant authorities and advise any changes”.

 

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On recovery of Ellyse Perry, national selector Shawn Flegler said that “Ellyse is progressing well from a significant hamstring injury and we want to give her every chance to be available for selection, so we’ll continue to monitor her progress over the coming weeks”.

Perry had to go through surgery after suffering a hamstring amidst the world cup earlier this year. The updates of Tayla Vlaeminck don’t look very positive. She had to withdraw herself from the world cup after a stress fracture in the right foot. Along with the recent setback, she is not going to be seen in the series against White Ferns and the entire Women’s Big Bash League as well.

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Nervous Ellyse Perry
Nervous Ellyse Perry. Credits: Hotstar/Screengrab

The team physiotherapist for the side of Kate Beerworth said that “her recovery has been trending in the right direction but it’s just not going to be soon enough for the demands on international cricket and a busy Big Bash schedule. The tricky nature of a navicular injury means it’s more a long-term play and we’ll be guided by Tayla’s symptoms as we look to get her back to full fitness. She’s only young and it’s important we look after her future, so we won’t rush anything.”

The strength of the side has been selected in lights of the stern COVID regulations where bio-security and bio bubbles are the keys. With some new faces in the side, Aussies will look to make the most of their encounter as the next world cup is scheduled in New Zealand only.

Shubham Kumar

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