Thursday 17 January 2013 

Australia, New Zealand Arrange Short T20 Series

Australia, New Zealand Arrange Short T20 Series
Australia, New Zealand Arrange Short T20 Series
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Australia and New Zealand's women will play a three-match Twenty20 International series prior to heading off to India for the 2013 World Cup.

The first two matches will both be held on 22nd January at the Junction Oval in Melbourne with the third and final game two days later.

The Trans-Tasman rivals will use their World Cup squads for the series.

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"We have selected a strong squad for the ICC Women’s World Cup and these matches will provide those players with a great opportunity to have a solid hit-out against a tough opposition before departing for India," Australia coach Cathryn Fitzpatrick said.

"It’s exciting to have a few new players joining the squad for such a big event on the international calendar. There a number of players in the squad who have not played in a 50-over World Cup previously and they will bring great energy and enthusiasm to the group."

Australia squad: Jodie Fields (captain), Alex Blackwell (vice-captain), Jess Cameron, Sarah Coyte, Holly Ferling, Rachael Haynes, Alyssa Healy, Julie Hunter, Jess Jonassen, Meg Lanning, Erin Osborne, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Lisa Sthalekar, Elyse Villani

New Zealand squad: Suzie Bates (captain), Amy Satterthwaite (vice-captain), Kate Broadmore, Nicola Browne, Rachel Candy, Sophie Devine, Natalie Dodd, Lucy Doolan, Sara McGlashan, Frances Mackay, Morna Nielsen, Katie Perkins, Rachel Priest, Sian Ruck, Lea-Marie Tahuhu

© Cricket World 2013

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