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Uncapped Amanda Wellington, Tahlia McGrath included in Australia Women squad

Australia will be keen to complete a 5-0 series whitewash against South Africa
Australia will be keen to complete a 5-0 series whitewash against South Africa
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Uncapped pair of Amanda Wellington and Tahlia McGrath have been added to the Australian Women squad for the final two One-Day Internationals against South Africa Women.

Both players, who are part of the South Africa Women's team had a decent outing for the Australia Governor-General's XI in the practice game against South Africa where they picked two wickets each.

Wellington will take up the all-rounder slot in the squad while McGrath is known for expertise in leg spin.

National Selector Shawn Flegler was pleased with the duo's inclusion in the Southern Stars squad and believe they have a bright future ahead of them.

"Amanda and Tahlia have both come through the Cricket Australia Female Pathway System and have improved each year.

"Amanda has always impressed with her leg spin and has worked hard on the other parts of her game.

"Tahlia has taken her game to another level this season and is developing into a very good all-round cricketer.

"We believe both of the girls have a big future and look forward to seeing them take their opportunities."

Ellyse Perry, who had a phenomenal series with the bat, is suffering from a groin injury but is expected to be fit in time for the fourth game of the series. However, the team management is waiting on the fitness status of fast bowler Kristen Beams, who fractured her finger during the series.

Australia have already taken an unassailable lead of 3-0 in the five-match series.

Australia Women squad:

Meg Lanning (captain), Alex Blackwell, Kristen Beams, Nicole Bolton, Rene Farrell, Grace Harris, Alyssa Healy, Jess Jonassen, Tahlia McGrath, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Elyse Villani, Amanda Wellington

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