Friday 28 February 2014 

Mooney Replaces Fields In WT20 Squad

Jodie Fields, Sarah Taylor
Jodie Fields (right) will miss the ICC Women's World Twenty20 in Bangladesh
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Beth Mooney has been drafted in to Australia's squad for the ICC Women's World Twenty20 in Bangladesh to replace wicket-keeper and former captain Jodie Fields.

Fields has endured a difficult season, suffering illness and injury including appendicitis and a broken finger.

She has withdrawn from the squad after informing Cricket Australia (CA) that she does not feel she has been able to prepare fully for the tournament, which Australia go into as the champions from both 2010 and 2012.

Mooney will replace her in the squad and Alex Blackwell will take over as vice-captain to Meg Lanning.

"Although it’s disappointing Jodie won’t be joining the team for the ICC Women’s World Twenty20, we respect and support her decision to put the team first," Julie Savage,CA's Women's National Selection Panel chair said.

"Jodie made it clear that it was just for this tournament and she has every intention of making herself available for the Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars in the future.
 
"Beth Mooney has been added to the Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars squad that will depart for Bangladesh next month.

"Beth has had a very strong season with the Konica Minolta Queensland Fire, which culminated in their victory in the WT20 Final.

"She also travelled to Sri Lanka recently with the Commonwealth Bank Shooting Stars where she performed well with the bat and gloves against Sri Lanka A."

Wicket-keeper Mooney has played 48 Twenty20 matches, scoring 829 runs at a strike rate of 94.20, taking 11 catches and two stumpings.

Australia begin their defence when they play New Zealand on 23rd March before going on to play South Africa (25th March), Ireland (27th March) and Pakistan (29th March).

Australia ICC Women's World Twenty20 squad: Meg Lanning (captain), Alex Blackwell (vice-captain), Nicole Bolton, Jess Cameron, Sarah Coyte, Rene Farrell, Holly Ferling, Alyssa Healy, Julie Hunter, Jess Jonassen, Delissa Kimmince, Beth Mooney, Erin Osborne, Ellyse Perry, Elyse Villani

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Group B: Bangladesh, England, India, Sri Lanka, West Indies

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23rd March: Australia v New Zealand
New Zealand Women 128-8 (Perkins 31) beat
Australia Women 121 (Blackwell 31) by 7 runs
23rd March: Pakistan v South Africa
South Africa Women 163-0 (van Niekerk 90no) beat
Pakistan Women 119-9 (Kapp 3-16) by 44 runs
24th March: England v West Indies
West Indies Women 133-7 (Taylor 56) beat
England Women 124-9 (Dottin 4-12) by 9 runs
24th March: India v Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Women 128-8 (Atapattu 43) beat
India Women 106-9 (Prabodhani 2-9) by 22 runs
25th March: Ireland v New Zealand
New Zealand Women 171-3 (Bates 68) beat
Ireland Women 129-4 (C Joyce 41no) by 41 runs
25th March: Australia v South Africa
Australia Women 116-4 (Perry 41no) beat
South Africa Women 115-9 by six wickets
26th March: Bangladesh v West Indies
West Indies Women 115 (Dottin 34) beat
Bangladesh Women 79 (Quintyne 3-5) by 36 runs
26th March: England v India
England Women 98-5 (Taylor 28) beat
India Women 95-9 (Raj 57) by five wickets
27th March: Australia v Ireland
Australia Women 191-4 (Lanning 126) beat
Ireland Women 113-7 (Perry 2-17) by 78 runs
27th March: New Zealand v Pakistan
New Zealand Women 167-3 (Bates 94no) beat
Pakistan Women 108-7 by 59 runs
28th March: Bangladesh v England
England Women 137-5 (Edwards 80) beat
Bangladesh Women 58-9 (Hazell 3-4) by 79 runs
28th March: Sri Lanka v West Indies
West Indies Women 87-2 (Taylor 56no) beat
Sri Lanka Women 84 (Daley 4-15) by 8 wickets
29th March: Ireland v South Africa
South Africa Women 165-5 (Lee 43) beat
Ireland Women 79 (Ismail 3-5) by 86 runs
29th March: Australia v Pakistan
Australia Women 185-2 (Villani 90no) beat
Pakistan Women 91-9 (Perry 3-12) by 94 runs
30th March: Bangladesh v India
India Women 151-4 (Kaur 77, Raj 41) beat
Bangladesh Women 72-8 by 79 runs
30th March: England v Sri Lanka
England Women 86-3 (Taylor 36) beat
Sri Lanka Women 85-9 by seven wickets
31st March: Ireland v Pakistan
Pakistan Women 119-6 (Bismah Maroof 48no) beat
Ireland Women 105 (A Iqbal 3-18) by 14 runs
31st March: New Zealand v South Africa
South Africa Women 116-5 (du Preez 51) beat
New Zealand Women 114-9 by 5 wickets
1st April: Bangladesh v Sri Lanka
Bangladesh Women 115-9 (R Ahmed 41) beat
Sri Lanka Women 112-9 by three runs
1st April: India v West Indies
India Women 121-1 (Raut 56, Raj 55no) beat
West Indies 117-7 (Dottin 57) by nine wickets
3rd April: Semi-Final
Australia Women 140-5 (Villani 35) beat
West Indies Women 132-4 by 8 runs
4th April: Semi-Final
England Women 102-1 (Taylor 44no) beat
South Africa Women 101 by nine wickets
6th April: Final - Australia v England
Australia Women 106-4 (Lanning 44) beat
England Women 105-8 (Coyte 3-16) by 6 wickets