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Southern Stars squad announced for Rose Bowl

UPDATED 06 February, 2013 10:21AM AEST | by Cricket Australia

30-player preliminary squad for ICC Women’s World Cup 2013 announced

The squad for the Rose Bowl Series is:

Jodie Fields (c) QLD
Alex Blackwell (vc) NSW
Jess Cameron VIC
Sarah Coyte NSW
Rachael Haynes NSW
Alyssa Healy NSW
Jess Jonassen QLD
Meg Lanning VIC
Sharon Millanta NSW
Erin Osborne  NSW
Ellyse Perry NSW
Leah Poulton  NSW
Lisa Sthalekar NSW

Commenting on the squad, Women’s National Selection Panel (WNSP) Chair of Selectors Julie Savage said: “The WNSP have selected a very strong squad to contest the Rose Bowl Series against New Zealand. The Rose Bowl represents an excellent opportunity for the players to gain some international 50-over competition experience ahead of the ICC Women’s World Cup in India to be held in February."

"The Rose Bowl Series, in conjunction with the recently conducted Emerging Players Series that the Commonwealth Bank Shooting Stars won 3-0 against New Zealand Emerging Players, will inform selection for the final squad of 15 to contest the ICC Women’s World Cup 2013.

"Pace bowler Sharon Millanta re-joins the squad as Julie Hunter is unavailable for the series as she completes her recovery from a foot injury. 

"Our batting line-up, in particular, is in rich form, with Meg Lanning, Alex Blackwell and Jess Cameron all scoring centuries in the WNCL in the last few weeks, including Meg's record-breaking 175 against the ACT Meteors at Manuka; we look forward to seeing that great form continue against New Zealand."

Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars Rose Bowl Fixtures

Wednesday, 12 December 2012 v New Zealand SCG
Friday, 14 December 2012 v New Zealand North Sydney Oval
Monday, 17 December 2012 v New Zealand North Sydney Oval
Wednesday, 19 December 2012 v New Zealand North Sydney Oval

The 30-player preliminary squad for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2013 has also been named by the WNSP ahead of the tournament that will take place in India early next year. The squad will be reduced to a 15-player squad for the tournament in due course.

The 30-player preliminary squad for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2013 is:

Jemma Barsby QLD
Kristen Beams VIC
Alex Blackwell NSW
Nicole Bolton WA
Erin Burns TAS
Jess Cameron VIC
Nicola Carey NSW
Renee Chappell WA
Sarah Coyte NSW
Lauren Ebsary SA
Sarah Elliott VIC
Holly Ferling QLD
Jodie Fields QLD
Grace Harris QLD
Rachael Haynes NSW
Alyssa Healy NSW
Julie Hunter VIC
Emma Inglis VIC
Jess Jonassen QLD
Meg Lanning VIC
Sharon Millanta NSW
Beth Mooney QLD
Erin Osborne NSW
Ellyse Perry NSW
Leah Poulton NSW
Angela Reakes NSW
Megan Schutt SA
Lisa Sthalekar NSW
Gemma Triscari WA
Elyse Villani VIC

Commenting on the squad, WNSP Chair of Selectors Julie Savage said: “The preliminary squad of 30 players gives the WNSP plenty of options to select a powerful squad of 15 to contest the ICC Women's World Cup 2013 in India."

"Australia is currently ranked second in the 50-over format and will need to perform extremely well to win the event.

"We have seen some very good recent performances from some players in this squad while playing for the Commonwealth Bank Shooting Stars against New Zealand Emerging Players and look forward to seeing similar feats from the Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars in the upcoming Rose Bowl Series. Those two series, coupled with the WNCL will give the WNSP the best indication on which players will form the final squad of 15 for the ICC Women's World Cup 2013."

Follow the Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars’ progress on Twitter @_SouthernStars

The opinions expressed here are the views of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Cricket Australia

First Posted 28 November, 2012 4:26PM AEST

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