Australia Women are set to tour their neighbours, New Zealand for a multi-format series in March-April. First up, are three T20Is which will be followed by a three match ODI series. The T20I series gets underway from March 28, with the first one being played on March 28.
Australia have announced their 17 member squad for the tour. The reigning T20 World champions will be led by their prolific captain, Meg Lanning. The home side are yet to announce their squad for the upcoming series.
New Zealand toured Australia last year for a three match ODI and T20I series each. The hosts dominated the White Ferns in both the formats as they won the T20I series, 2-1 and whitewashed the visitors in the ODI series.
Australia Women (T20I and ODI): Meg Lanning, Rachael Haynes, Darcie Brown, Nicola Carey, Hannah Darlington, Ashleigh Gardner, Alyssa Healy, Jess Jonassen, Tahlia McGrath, Sophie Molineux, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Annabel Sutherland, Belinda Vakarewa, Tayla Vlaeminck, Georgia Wareham.
New Zealand Women: Yet to be Announced
The Australian all-rounder, Ellyse Perry is one of the best players women’s cricket has ever witnessed. She has represented her nation in 120 T20Is and 112 ODIs. The influential all-rounder has been a part of five T20 World Cup winning campaigns, playing a vital role in each of the five tournaments. She forms the backbone of this solid Australian team.
Meg Lanning is one of the mainstays in the Australian team. As the captain of the international side, Lanning has led her team by example over the past few years, setting a high benchmark for herself and her teammates. As a result, this Australian team currently sits on top of women’s cricket and is a major force to reckon with.