“Australia Unveils T20I and ODI Squads for Exciting South Africa Series”

The Cricket Australia National Selection Panel has opted for continuity, maintaining an unchanged squad for the upcoming women’s multi-format series against South Africa. This decision follows Australia’s successful tour of India, where they emerged victorious in both the ODI and T20I series.

The Test side for the series will be finalized after the conclusion of the first ODI in early February. CA’s Head of Performance (Women’s Cricket) and National Selector, Shawn Flegler, provided insights into the squad composition, mentioning, “As was the case for our home series against the West Indies in October, Grace Harris is part of the squad for the T20s only and will be replaced by Alana King for the ODIs.”

Reflecting on the upcoming challenge against South Africa, Flegler added, “South Africa were formidable opponents in the 2023 ICC T20 World Cup Final in Cape Town, and we look forward to the challenge of hosting the Proteas in a multi-format series in Australia.”

The series is scheduled to kick off on January 27 with three T20Is, setting the stage for an exciting encounter between Australia and South Africa.

Australian squad

Alyssa Healy (C), Darcie Brown, Heather Graham, Ashleigh Gardner, Kim Garth, Grace Harris**, Jess Jonassen, Alana King*, Phoebe Litchfield, Tahlia McGrath (VC), Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Annabel Sutherland, Georgia Wareham

**T20s only
*ODIs only

Jan 27: 1st T20I | Manuka Oval, Canberra 
Jan 28: 2nd T20I | Manuka Oval, Canberra 
Jan 30: 3rd T20I | Blundstone Arena, Hobart 

Feb 3: 1st ODI | Adelaide Oval, Adelaide 
Feb 7: 2nd ODI | North Sydney Oval, Sydney 
Feb 10: 3rd ODI | North Sydney Oval, Sydney 

Feb 15-18: Test match | WACA Ground, Perth

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