Australia has named its squad after the upcoming home side bouts against Sri Lanka – three twenty-twenty matches and just as many one-day internationals.
The contestants have named an unchanged squad for the T20I leg of the Series, trusting the 14-man team that played last week in the Caribbean a T20I series with three games against the West Indies.
Previously, Australia also dominated the ODI series, beating Stafanie Taylor’s side 3-0, and secured first direct qualification for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2021, having overtaken defending champions England and taking first place in table ICC had secured the women’s championship table.
Erin Burns, who made her international debut on the Caribbean tour, was named in the T20I cast. However, she was eliminated from the 13-player ODI squad.
“The contestants have chosen to join the same group of players who recently ended a 6-0 tour of the West Indies with Erin Burns, the unlucky player who missed the ODI squad,” said Shawn Flegler, the women’s team selection player.
Tournament organizer Australia is focusing on maintaining consistency in the T20I squad with the upcoming I2020 Women’s T20 World Cup in 2020.
“At the T20 World Cup in less than five months, it’s crucial to achieve some consistency in the T20 squad, and we feel it’s nice,” Flegler said.
“Sri Lanka is an up and coming team and will be a good challenge in both formats, as well as giving the team the opportunity to optimize their preparations for the World Cup.”
The three T20Is will be played in Sydney on September 29th, 30th and 2nd, while ODIs will be held in Brisbane on October 5th, 7th, and 9th.