World class allrounder Ellyse Perry and New South Wales captain Alyssa Healy headline five Breakers named in the Australian Women’s squad for the Women’s World T20 and a tour of Malaysia against Pakistan during October.  

Perry and Healy will join Breakers’ allrounders Ashleigh Gardner, Nicola Carey, and batter Rachael Haynes in both squads.

The 14-player Australian squad to tour Malaysia will play Pakistan in three One-Day Internationals and three T20 matches starting 18 October. Fifteen players were named in the group to compete at the ICC World T20 in the West Indies during November.

Healy was named Player of the Series in the recent 3-nil T20 series clean sweep for Australia against New Zealand clinched at Manuka Oval in Canberra on Friday. She posted 138 runs at 46.00 throughout the three matches including two fifties.

In the second match of the series, she became the fourth woman to pass 1,000 T20 International runs for Australia. Healy has now scored 1,080 runs in that arena.

Perry also brought up a significant milestone in the final match of the series at Manuka Oval. She became the third woman in International cricket to claim 250 wickets.

Perry claimed six wickets throughout the series at 12.5 with best figures of 4-21 in Canberra on Friday.

Haynes was also a stand out in that series for Australia. She made a vital 69 not out, and in partnership with national captain Meg Lanning (56 not out), guided Australia home at North Sydney in the opening match.

Haynes also snared a contender for catch of the season in Canberra on Friday.

National Selector Shawn Flegler said it was really pleasing to have a stable playing group who gelled well during the recent series against New Zealand.

“There’s only two players (Nicole Bolton and Tayla Vlaeminck) that come into the ODI and T20 sides that didn’t take part in (that) series,” said Flegler.

“The three ODIs (in Malaysia) are crucial in making sure we stay at the top of the ICC Women’s Championship table with an eye on the next 50-over World Cup, and a successful series will give the group great confidence heading to the West Indies.

“This is an exciting group of players who’ve played some very good cricket in the T20 format in particular, over the last six months, and with injection of some youth we believe this group has the right attributes to have a successful World Cup.”

 

One-Day International Series v Pakistan

Meg Lanning (c)

Nicole Bolton

Nicola Carey

Ashleigh Gardner

Rachael Haynes

Alyssa Healy

Delissa Kimmince

Sophie Molineux

Beth Mooney

Ellyse Perry

Megan Schutt

Elyse Villani

Tayla Vlaeminck

Georgia Wareham

 

ICC World T20 & T20I Series v Pakistan

Meg Lanning (c)

Nicole Bolton

Nicola Carey

Ashleigh Gardner

Rachael Haynes

Alyssa Healy

Jess Jonassen *subject to fitness

Delissa Kimmince

Sophie Molineux

Beth Mooney

Ellyse Perry

Megan Schutt

Elyse Villani

Tayla Vlaeminck

Georgia Wareham

 

One-Day International Series v Pakistan

18 October: Pakistan v Australia, Kinrara Oval, Kuala Lumpur*

20 October: Pakistan v Australia, Kinrara Oval, Kuala Lumpur*

22 October: Pakistan v Australia, Kinrara Oval, Kuala Lumpur*

*ICC Women’s Championship matches

 

Twenty20 International Series v Pakistan

25 October: Pakistan v Australia, Kinrara Oval, Kuala Lumpur

27 October: Pakistan v Australia, Kinrara Oval, Kuala Lumpur

29 October: Pakistan v Australia, Kinrara Oval, Kuala Lumpur

 

ICC World T20

Warm-up matches

3 November: England v Australia, Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua

6 November: South Africa v Australia, Providence Stadium, Guyana

 

Pool Matches

9 November: Australia v Pakistan, Providence Stadium, Guyana

11 November: Australia v Ireland, Providence Stadium, Guyana

13 November: Australia v New Zealand, Providence Stadium, Guyana

17 November: India v Australia, Providence Stadium, Guyana

 

Finals

22 November: Semi Final 1, winner pool A v runner-up pool B, Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound

22 November: Semi-Final 2, runner-up pool A v winner pool B, Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound

24 November: Final, TBC v TBC, Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound