Southern Stars squads named

21 Jul 2014

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Cricket Australia announced two 13-player squads for the Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars' upcoming series of One-Day Internationals and T20 Internationals against Pakistan next month.

The team will play four ODIs and four T20 International matches in Brisbane and the Gold Coast from 21 August.

It is the first series that contributes to qualification for the next ICC Women's World Cup 2017, to be hosted by the England and Wales Cricket Board.

Victorian leg-spinner Kristen Beams has been included in the one-day international squad for the first time.

Beams, the leading wicket-taker in last year's Women’s National Cricket League (14 wickets at 13.21), also impressed selectors with her performances in tour matches against England last summer.

The only change to the Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars squad that claimed victory at the ICC World T20 in Bangladesh in April, sees South Australian seamer Megan Schutt drafted in to replace the injured Holly Ferling, who is recovering from a back injury.

Nicole Bolton and Beth Mooney have missed out on selection from the 15-player squad that went to Bangladesh for the ICC World Twenty20 in March and April.

See the fixture details here.


Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars ODI squad

Meg Lanning (captain) VIC,  Alex Blackwell (vice-captain) NSW, Kristen Beams VIC , Nicole Bolton VIC, Jess Cameron VIC, Sarah Coyte NSW, Rene Farrell ACT, Alyssa Healy NSW, Julie Hunter VIC (subject to fitness), Jess Jonassen QLD, Erin Osborne NSW, Ellyse Perry NSW, Megan Schutt SA


Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars T20 squad

Meg Lanning (captain) VIC, Alex Blackwell (vice-captain) NSW, Jess Cameron VIC, Sarah Coyte NSW, Rene Farrell ACT, Alyssa Healy NSW, Julie Hunter VIC (subject to fitness), Jess Jonassen QLD, Delissa Kimmince QLD, Erin Osborne NSW, Ellyse Perry NSW, Megan Schutt SA, Elyse Villani VIC