Smashing 62-ball 65 not out in Australia’s red-ball warm-up, Sophie Molineux has made one of the most remarkable returns to the national squad just four months after undergoing shoulder surgery. The left-arm spinner is one among the list of all-rounders vying for a berth in Australia’s Playing XI for the sole Ashes Test and has put herself firmly in the frame of a dream Test debut.
Her partnership stand with Beth Mooney after coming into bat at number 7 helped the tourists to put up a formidable score before the hosts in the practice match providing the middle-order stability to the batting line-up of the Aussies. With the Australian team aiming to play attacking cricket in the upcoming Test, her wicket-taking ability in English conditions adds on a positive statement in favor of her selection.
“Whatever happens, happens, to represent my country and play in an Ashes Test match would be really special but I don’t want to get too far ahead. I just want to take it day by day and just enjoy it, because spending a bit of time on the sidelines hasn’t been the best of times and getting back is brilliant”, she said.
‘Gully’ cricket player and close observer of Indian Cricket team and it’s matches. Straight forward and still socially admirable personality. Strong belief in team work and possess high leadership skills.