West Indies v Australia ODIs - Women's
Late scratching for Aussies as Lanning suffers back spasms
Rachael Haynes to lead visitors and Erin Burns debuts after regular skipper, fresh off her 13th ODI ton, sustains injury ahead of second ODI
Laura Jolly at Sir Viv Richards Stadium, Antigua
9 September 2019, 12:04 AM AEST
Australia are fielding a last-minute debutante in their second one-day international against West Indies in Antigua, after captain Meg Lanning was a late scratching.
New South Wales allrounder Erin Burns received ODI cap No.141 following the toss at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, with the unexpected presentation made by her Sydney Sixers teammate Ellyse Perry.
Australia had planned to field an unchanged XI for the second of three ODIs, before Lanning was ruled out just moments before the coin toss due to back spasms.
Vice-captain Rachael Haynes was forced to sprint from the ground mid-warm-up to change into her Australian uniform for the toss, where she called correctly and elected to bat.
At the same time, Australian coach Matthew Mott hurried over to Burns, shaking her hand with the news she’d be making a long-awaited debut.
Burns, 31, earned her maiden Australian cap after more than a decade of plying her trade around the country at state level.
A NSW native, the spin-bowling allrounder was unable to crack a strong Breakers line-up so made the move to Tasmania when the team was introduced to the Women’s National Cricket League in 2009.
In 2016-17 she moved to the ACT Meteors – a switch that coincided with a shift from the Hurricanes to the Sixers in the Rebel WBBL – while earlier this year she completed the circle, earning her first senior contract with NSW.
The Australians will have a series-sealing win in their sights after cruising to a 178-run victory in the opening match.
Fans in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea can stream the series live and free on cricket.com.au and the CA Live App, while fans elsewhere can watch on the West Indies Cricket YouTube channel.
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Australia squad: Meg Lanning (c), Rachael Haynes (vc), Erin Burns, Nicola Carey, Ashleigh Gardner, Heather Graham, Alyssa Healy, Jess Jonassen, Delissa Kimmince, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Tayla Vlaeminck, Georgia Wareham
West Indies ODI squad: Stafanie Taylor (c), Hayley Matthews (vc), Reniece Boyce, Afy Fletcher, Chinelle Henry, Shamilia Connell, Stacy Ann King, Natasha McLean, Kycia Knight, Kyshona Knight, Anisa Mohammed, Karishma Ramharack, Shabika Gajnabi
One-Day Internationals* *ICC Women's Championship matches
September 5: First ODI, Australia won by 178 runs
September 8: Second ODI, Sir Viv Richards Ground, Antigua
September 11: Third ODI, Sir Viv Richards Ground, Antigua
September 14: First T20I, Kensington Oval, Barbados
September 16: Second T20I, Kensington Oval, Barbados
September 18: Third T20I, Kensington Oval, Barbados