Shooting Stars squad for Sri Lanka tour announced

09 Jan 2015

II (19)

The Cricket Australia (CA) Women's National Selection Panel (WNSP) have announced a squad of Australia's top emerging women's cricketers to represent the Shooting Stars on its training camp in Sri Lanka from 16-24 February.

Shotting Stars Squad

Jemma Barsby QLD 19
Lauren Cheatle NSW 16
Piepa Cleary WA 18
Holly Ferling QLD 19
Ashleigh Gardner NSW 17
Grace Harris QLD 21
Emma Inglis VIC 26
Carly Leeson NSW 16
Katie Mack ACT 21
Beth Mooney QLD 20
Chloe Piparo WA 20
Gemma Triscari WA 24
Amanda-Jade Wellington SA 17

The squad will be based in Colombo.

The team will play two 50-over and two T20 practice matches as part of the tour which is designed to expose players to the rigours of sub-continental conditions.

Former Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars all-rounder Shelley Nitschke will be Head Coach for the tour, while Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars Head Coach Cathryn Fitzpatrick and Commonwealth Bank VicSpirit Batting Coach Dulip Samaraweera will work as Assistant Coaches.

Commenting on the squad, Chair of Selectors Julie Savage said: "This tour will be an excellent opportunity for our athletes to experience conditions in Sri Lanka.

"It is important to expose our players to differing playing conditions around the world to ensure that we are prepared for events such as the 2016 ICC Women's World Twenty20, as well as tours to these regions in the future.

"This squad has a strong development focus with a view that some players will press for Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars selection in the future.

"The tour has been designed to combine a high performance training environment with valuable match-practice in sub-continent conditions."