NSW rising stars Rachel Trenaman, Mikayla Hinkley, Lauren Smith and Belinda Vakarewa, have been included in the 13-player Commonwealth Bank Shooting Stars squad. The squad, which is made up of the best Australian emerging talent, will tour Sri Lanka from 27 March – 11 April, where they will play in three One-Day fixtures and three Twenty20s.

15-year-old leg-spinner Rachel Trenaman has been included the side for the first time having featured in the Governor-General’s XI that defeated South Africa in November last year before making her domestic debut for the Lendlease Breakers just five days later.

Both Hinkley and Vakarewa also made their debuts for the Lendlease Breakers last year.

Speaking following the selection of the side, National Selector Shawn Flegler said, “The players that have been included in this squad were all standouts across the summer, with some really impressive performances for their domestic sides and Women’s Big Bash League clubs.

“It’s been really pleasing to see players like Rachel perform strongly at an underage level for the last few seasons whilst those tied to WBBL clubs all played pivotal roles for their respective teams this season.

“This tour will allow these players to experience cricket in different conditions and will play an important role in their ongoing development as future national players.”

Commonwealth Bank Shooting Stars squad to tour Sri Lanka:

Name

State/WBBL Club

Age

Jemma Barsby

QLD/Heat

21

Maitlan Brown

ACT/Renegades

19

Piepa Cleary

WA/Scorchers

20

Tess Cooper

QLD/Heat

20

Heather Graham

WA/Scorchers

20

Mikayla Hinkley*

NSW/Thunder

18

Alana King

VIC/Stars

21

Tahlia McGrath

SA/Strikers

21

Georgia Redmayne

TAS/Hurricanes

23

Lauren Smith

NSW/Sixers

20

Rachel Trenaman

ACT/NSW Country

15

Belinda Vakarewa

NSW/Thunder

19

Georgia Wareham

VIC/Renegades

17

*subject to fitness

 

Commonwealth Bank Shooting Stars v Sri Lanka schedule

30 March: First ODI, Moors, Colombo 

1 April: Second ODI, Moors, Colombo 

3 April: Third ODI, FTZ Katunayake, Colombo 

 

6 April: First T20, Bloomfield, Colombo

8 April: Second T20, FTZ Katunayake, Colombo 

10 April: Third T20, FTZ Katunayake, Colombo