Grace Harris added to Australia squad
Australia A and Queensland all-rounder, Grace Harris has been added to Australia’s squad for the T20I component of the Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes Series.
Harris, who has 11 T20Is to her name, scored an unbeaten 55 off 37 balls for Australia A in the second of its T20 warm-up matches against Australia on Tuesday. She comes into the side after opening batter, Beth Mooney suffered a jaw injury earlier this week.
Mooney is still recovering following surgery on Tuesday, with an update to be provided in due course.
National Selector, Shawn Flegler said:
“Whilst the injury to Beth is unfortunate it does provide an opportunity for someone else to step in to the squad.
“Grace has a great skill set for the T20 format and has the ability to play multiple roles if required.”
Grace Harris (T20Is)
Meg Lanning (C)
Head Coach: Matthew Mott
Assistant Coaches: Shelley Nitschke, Ben Sawyer
Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes Schedule
January 20: 1st T20I, 6:40pm, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
January 22: 2nd T20I, 1:40pm, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
January 23: 3rd T20I, 1:40pm, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
January 27 – January 30: Test Match, 10am, Manuka Oval, Canberra
February 3: 1st ODI, 2:10pm, Manuka Oval, Canberra
February 6: 2nd ODI, 10:05am, Junction Oval, Melbourne
February 8: 3rd ODI, 10:05am, Junction Oval, Melbourne