Tuesday 20 December 2011 

Perry, Healy, Hunter Return For Rose Bowl Series

Perry, Healy, Hunter Return For Rose Bowl Series
Perry, Healy, Hunter Return For Rose Bowl Series
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Australia Women have recalled Ellyse Perry, Alyssa Healy and Julie Hunter to their 14-member squad for the Rose Bowl series against New Zealand Women.

The two teams meet in five Twenty20 Internationals and three One-Day Internationals between 20th January and 3rd February in Sydney and Melbourne.

From the squad that toured England in the summer, Perry, Healy and Hunter replace Sharon Millanta and Annie-Rose Maloney while Shelley Nitschke has retired.

Hunter has now recovered from a shoulder injury and Perry is available once more as she continues to split her commitments between football and cricket.

“The WNSP has named a very strong squad to face the New Zealand White Ferns next month," selection panel chair Julie Savage said.

“Alyssa Healy, Ellyse Perry and Julie Hunter all return to the squad, while Shelley Nitschke, Sharon Millanta and Annie-Rose Maloney are the players out of the team.

“Ellyse returns after having football commitments last series, Julie returns from a shoulder injury and Alyssa is back in the squad as a batter after some good performances in the WT20.

“Shelley has retired from cricket while Annie-Rose and Sharon make way for the experienced combination of Ellyse and Julie."

Australia Women squad: Jodie Fields (captain), Alex Blackwell (vice-captain), Jess Cameron, Sarah Coyte, Rachael Haynes, Alyssa Healy, Julie Hunter, Jessica Jonassen, Meg Lanning, Erin Osborne, Ellyse Perry, Leah Poulton, Clea Smith, Lisa Sthalekar

Series Schedule:

  20 Jan 2012 1st Twenty20 Australia Women v New Zealand Women North Sydney Oval, Sydney
  21 Jan 2012 2nd Twenty20 Australia Women v New Zealand Women North Sydney Oval, Sydney
  22 Jan 2012 3rd Twenty20 Australia Women v New Zealand Women North Sydney Oval, Sydney
  25 Jan 2012 1st ODI Australia Women v New Zealand Women Sydney Cricket Ground
  27 Jan 2012 2nd ODI Australia Women v New Zealand Women
  29 Jan 2012 3rd ODI Australia Women v New Zealand Women
  01 Feb 2012 4th Twenty20 Australia Women v New Zealand Women
  03 Feb 2012 5th Twenty20 Australia Women v New Zealand Women Melbourne Cricket Ground

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