Commonwealth Games 2022
Scoop Podcast: South Aussie takeover from Birmingham
Megan Schutt and Amanda-Jade Wellington are loving life in Birmingham with the Aussies into the Comm Gamess semi-finals
6 August 2022, 08:24 AM AEST
It's a South Australian takeover from Birmingham on this week's episode of the Scoop, with Megan Schutt and Amanda-Jade Wellington joining Laura and Emily in Birmingham.
The vibes are sky high in the Australian cricket camp after the team swept the group stage to set up an exciting semi-final clash with the White Ferns on Saturday. Schutt in particular is itching to have the new ball in her hand to bowl to White Ferns opening duo and her former Strikers teammates Sophie Devine and Suzie Bates.
Meanwhile, Wellington has embraced the Commonwealth Games lifestyle to the absolute fullest, and has been spending any spare time on a pin collecting craze in the village. You'll have to listen for the full explainer from Wello!
2022 Commonwealth Games
Australia's squad: Meg Lanning (c), Rachael Haynes (vc), Darcie Brown, Nicola Carey, Ashleigh Gardner, Grace Harris, Alyssa Healy, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Tahlia McGrath, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Annabel Sutherland, Amanda-Jade Wellington
Group A: Australia, India, Pakistan, Barbados
Group B: England, New Zealand, South Africa, Sri Lanka
August 3: Australia beat Pakistan by 44 runs
Semi-finals: August 6
England v India, 11am local (8pm AEST)
Australia v New Zealand, 6pm local (3am Aug 7 AEST)
Bronze medal match: August 7, 10am local (7pm AEST)
Gold medal match: August 7, 5pm local (2am Aug 8 AEST)
All matches played at Edgbaston Stadium