Sarah Aley has moved a step closer to a dream international debut, producing another excellent performance with the ball as Australia stormed to an eight-wicket win over Pakistan in their final Women's World Cup practice match on Thursday.
The bowling attack Australia will field in their opening match against the West Indies in Taunton is unlikely to be unveiled until the coin toss on Monday, but Aley did her chances of playing her maiden ODI no harm after claiming 4-16 at Grace Road.
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It followed her 1-37 against South Africa on Tuesday, with Aley's tight lines giving no inch to the Pakistan batters before she cleaned up the tail as the subcontinent team were bowled out for 156.
Should the 33-year-old NSW pace bowler be handed a long-awaited cap on Monday, she will become the third oldest Australian woman to make her ODI debut.
And, a mere 12 years after making her domestic debut for NSW, you better believe she is ready.
"It's been a long time coming for me, but I'm just happy with being able to get out there in the place and being there in general, so if I do get the opportunity I'll be taking it with both hands," Aley said.
"(Playing these warm-up) games I haven't been nervous, I don't think I have anything to be nervous about, to be honest.
"I've been around long enough to know what my game is and hopefully it's good enough for international cricket.
"I feel like it's at a level now where it can be and if given the opportunity and the ball, hopefully I can do the same thing I did out there today."
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Australia's attack will be led by quicks Ellyse Perry and Megan Schutt, while left-arm spinner Jess Jonassen also seems a certainty to line up against the Windies on Monday.
Off-spinner Ash Gardiner has also bowled well since arriving in the UK and is a strong chance to play, leaving one spot open for either a fast-bowling option in Aley or Belinda Vakarwewa, or one of Australia's two leg-spinners Amanda-Jade Wellington and Kristen Beams.
"For me today it was a matter of making sure I got into a good rhythm and making sure the ball was coming out well, and in the end I was lucky enough to pick up those four wickets," Aley reflected following Australia's eight-wicket win.
"Everyone is bowling really well so I don't envy the people who need to select that final XI for the first game.
"Hopefully I've done enough, but we'll have to wait and see."
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The other member of Australia's squad in line for an international debut is 19-year-old quick Vakarewa, who has entered the international fold for the first time under vastly different circumstances to Aley, just eight months after her domestic debut.
"She's taken to it like duck to water," Aley said.
"When she's given the ball, she's doing her job and doing it really well and she's an excellent fielder."
After Australia's batters shone against South Africa on Tuesday, Aley said the bowlers were pleased with their strong performance on Thursday.
"It was a really good win, we wanted to improve on some of the areas we needed to, especially with the ball, from our previous match," Aley said.
"Everyone bowled really well today, we hit our areas, really trying to hit the stumps as much as we can, and I think we executed that really well.
"I thought Kristen Beams bowled really well, she had good control and dotted them up during the middle overs. She didn't get too many overs in the first warm-up but thing time she got into a good rhythm and hit some good areas."
Australia will head to Taunton on Saturday, ahead of their showdown with West Indies on Monday (7.30pm AEST).
Women's World Cup 2017 Guide
Australia World Cup squad: Sarah Aley, Kristen Beams, Alex Blackwell (vc), Nicole Bolton, Ashleigh Gardner, Rachael Haynes, Alyssa Healy, Jess Jonassen, Meg Lanning (c), Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Belinda Vakarewa, Elyse Villani, Amanda-Jade Wellington
Australia's World Cup schedule
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June 20: Australia v South Africa, Oakham
June 22: Australia v Pakistan, Leicester
June 26: Australia v West Indies, Taunton
June 29: Sri Lanka v Australia, Bristol
July 2: Australia v New Zealand, Bristol
July 5: Pakistan v Australia, Leicester
July 9: England vAustralia, Bristol
July 12: Australia v India, Bristol
July 15: South Africa v Australia, Taunton
July 18: First semi-final, Bristol
July 20: Second semi-final, Derby
July 23: Final, Lord's