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ICC WOMEN'S WORLD CUP 2017

Stars named in preliminary ICC Women’s World Cup squad

27 April 2017

Meg Lanning and Kristen Beams have been named in an extended 21-player Australian squad ahead of the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup in England and Wales.

The Australians played New Zealand in their most recent ODI series where Lanning scored 163 runs in three matches including a high score of an unbeaten 104 while Beams featured in one match.

The final 15-player squad will be selected following a three-week training camp at the Bupa National Cricket Centre in Brisbane from 24 April – 12 May.

Following selection of the squad, National Selector Shawn Flegler said: “We are really excited about players that have been chosen in this initial squad and are looking forward to seeing them put their best foot forward over the next three weeks. 

“There’s some great depth in the squad with the more experienced players complimented by a number of new faces who have shown they can hold their own at this level.

“The ICC Women’s Championship showed us how tough this year’s tournament is going to be and the players know they’re going to have to be at the top of their game to win the title.”

Australia will be looking to make a strong start to their campaign which begins on 26 June against the West Indies at The Country Ground, Taunton.  

England, New Zealand, West Indies, India, South Africa, Pakistan and Sri Lanka will join Australia in the tournament with each side to face off against the other seven nations concluding with semi-finals at Bristol and Derby before the final at Lords on 23 July.

Australia are the defending champions having won a record sixth World Cup in 2013 after defeating the West Indies by 114 runs in the final in India.

The squad is as follows:

Name

State

Sarah Aley

NSW

Kristen Beams

VIC

Alex Blackwell

NSW

Nicole Bolton

WA

Piepa Cleary

WA

Holly Ferling

QLD

Ashleigh Gardner

NSW

Grace Harris

QLD

Rachael Haynes

NSW

Alyssa Healy

NSW

Jess Jonassen

QLD

Meg Lanning

VIC

Tahlia McGrath

SA

Beth Mooney

QLD

Erin Osborne

ACT

Ellyse Perry

NSW

Megan Schutt

SA

Molly Strano

VIC

Belinda Vakarewa

NSW

Elyse Villani

WA

Amanda-Jade Wellington

SA

 

Australia's World Cup schedule: 

 

  • June 26: Australia v West Indies, Taunton
  • June 29: Australia v Sri Lanka, Bristol
  • July 2: Australia v New Zealand, Bristol
  • July 5: Australia v Pakistan, Leicester
  • July 9: Australia v England, Bristol
  • July 12: Australia v India, Bristol
  • July 15: Australia v South Africa, Taunton
  • July 18: First semi-final, Bristol
  • July 20: Second semi-final, Derby
  • July 23: Final, Lord's

 

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