Australian women’s team announced a 15-member squad for the prestigious T20 World Cup 2023 to be played in South Africa. They are defending Champions as they won the last edition in 2020 against the Indian team played at Melbourne Cricket Ground, MCG.
Meg Lanning will lead the side after returning from an indefinite break from cricket. It looks like a strong unit that comprises top-quality batters, bowlers, and all-rounders. Beth Mooney and Alyssa Healy consist of openers.
Tahlia McGrath, Ellyse Perry, Grace Harris, and Ash Gardner consist of middle-order batters. Megan Schutt, Darice Brown, Annabel Sutherland, Kim Garth, Heather Graham, and Ellyse Perry would be the pace bowling options for the Australian team. Alana King, Jess Jonassen. Georgia Warhem has been named into the squad.
The leg spinner suffered ACL in October 2021 and only featured in the only match last Thursday when she featured for Victoria in a domestic ODI competition. Meg Lanning and Warhem will replace Litchfield and Nicola Carey from the T20I series against India.
Before the T20 World Cup 2023 title defence, Australian women will play 3 ODI matches against Pakistan to be played from 16th January. Under the captaincy of Alyssa Healy, the Australian women’s team defeated India by 4-1 on Indian soil.
Here is the Group and Squad for the Australian women’s Cricket Team
The Australian team is being clubbed in Group A along with Bangladesh, New Zealand, South Africa, and Sri Lanka. They will begin their journey against New Zealand at Boland Park, Paarl on 11th February, followed by Bangladesh at St George Park, Port Elizbeth on 14th Feb 16th Feb against Sri Lanka at St George Park, Port Elizbeth. They will end the Group stage against South Africa to be played on 18th Feb at St George Park, Port Elizabeth.
The top two teams will qualify for the semi-finals. Australian women’s team is looking like favourites to win the title again. It promises to be an exciting tournament as Meg Lanning and Co would be showing their class against top-quality teams.
Australian Women’s Team for T20 World Cup 2023:
Beth Mooney, Alyssa Healy, Meg Lanning (C), Tahlia McGrath, Ellyse Perry, Grace Harris, Ash Gardner, Annabel Sutherland, Kim Garth, Heather Graham, Megan Schutt, Alana King, Jess Jonassen, Georgia Warhem, Darice Brown.