Captain Ellyse Perry is among four Sixers selected in the 15-player Australian squad for the upcoming ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, starting in February, on home soil.
Perry joins super star wicketkeeper-batter Alyssa Healy and off-spinning allrounders Ashleigh Gardner and Erin Burns in the squad.
The World Cup starts on 21 February at Sydney Showground Stadium with Australia taking on India in the opening match of the tournament.
The squad will contest a T20 Tri-Series against England and India, in Canberra and Melbourne during the early part of February, in preparation for the World Cup.
Sixers teenage fast bowler Stella Campbell has been selected for a Cricket Australia XI to the play the Australian team in a T20 practice match prior to that series on 27 January.
The Cricket Australia XI squad will be coached by Sixers assistant coach, and former Australian player, Leah Poulton.
Australia CommBank T20 Tri-Series and ICC Women’s T20 World Cup squad
Meg Lanning – captain
Rachael Haynes – vice-captain
Cricket Australia XI
Tahlia McGrath – captain
Head Coach: Leah Poulton
Assistant Coach: Dean Burke
CommBank T20 Tri-Series
February 1 – vs England, Manuka Oval (2.10pm AEDT)
February 2 – vs India, Manuka Oval (2.10pm AEDT)
February 8 – vs India, Junction Oval (2.10pm AEDT)
February 9 – vs England, Junction Oval (2.10pm AEDT)
ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Warm-Up
February 15 – vs West Indies, Allan Border Field (3pm AEDT)
February 18 – vs South Africa, Karen Rolton Oval (11am AEDT)
ICC Women’s T20 World Cup
February 21 – vs India, Sydney Showground (7pm AEDT)
February 24 – vs Sri Lanka, WACA Ground (6pm AEDT)
February 27 – vs Bangladesh, Manuka Oval (7pm AEDT)
March 2 – vs New Zealand, Junction Oval (3pm AEDT)
March 5 – Semi-Final 1, SCG (3pm AEDT)
March 5 – Semi-Final 2, SCG (7pm AEDT)
March 8 – Final, MCG (6pm AEDT)