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Australia to Host India in Multi Format Women’s A Series

The 2024-25 Cricket Season is set to feature a multi-format series between Australia and India with a Women’s A Series to be played in Queensland next month while the Men’s team will contest the five-test Border Gavaskar Trophy later this year.

Australia to Host India in Multi-Format Women A Series

Australia is set to host India A Women on a multi-format series with several big names set to feature along with the emerging talent. The Tour will feature three T20s, three one-dayers, and a four-day red ball game which will be played across Brisbane, Mackay, and the Gold Coast.

On July 01, Cricket Australia confirmed the schedules for the the multi-format series and named three Australia A Squads with Tahlia McGrath to lead in T20s and one-dayers while Charlie Knott leads the side on red ball games.

Players like Megan Schutt, Kim Garth, and Tayle Vlaeminck will also feature in the white ball matches. This will be their first hit-out after the Australia Women’s tour of Bangladesh in April and start their preparations for the upcoming Women’s T20 World Cup 2024 in October.

Darcie Brown who was ruled out of the Bangladesh tour due to a foot injury is looking to return to training by September and be available for World Cup selection.

While speaking about the multi-format series against India A, McGrath said, “I’m really looking forward to being a part of this series and for the challenge that India A will pose. It presents those of us not playing in The Hundred with the chance to prepare for a huge summer against a strong opposition.”

The domestic players will get a chance to push their chances for featuring in international games across formats. Georgia Redmayne, Amanda-Jade, and Lauren Cheatle who are the regulars in the Australia A team, will be unavailable for the tour due to The Hundred.

Georgia Voll, who smashed a double century in Australia A Green v gold red ball game, will miss the white ball games as she traveled to the UK to play for Lancashire in England’s domestic competitions.

“It’s great to welcome yet another Indian side to our shores for what’s going to be an exciting summer,” national selector Shawn Flegler said.

“We’ve seen some tough battles between the two countries in the past, especially in Mackay, and I expect this series to be no different.

“This series will allow us to take a closer look at some of the players who have impressed at the domestic level while giving the nationally contracted players the chance to fine-tune their preparations ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup.”

Australia A Squads

T20 Squad: Maddy Darke, Sophie Day, Nicole Faltum (wk), Tess Flintoff, Kim Garth, Charli Knott (vc), Katie Mack, Tahlia McGrath (c), Grace Parsons, Megan Schutt, Courtney Sippel, Tayla Vlaeminck, Tahlia Wilson

One-day Squad: Maitlan Brown (2nd and 3rd matches only), Maddy Darke, Sophie Day, Nicole Faltum (wk), Tess Flintoff, Kim Garth, Charli Knott (vc), Katie Mack, Tahlia McGrath (c), Grace Parsons, Megan Schutt (1st match only), Courtney Sippel, Tayla Vlaeminck, Tahlia Wilson

Four-day Squad: Maitlan Brown, Maddy Darke (wk), Sophie Day, Emma de Broughe, Nicole Faltum (vc), Tess Flintoff, Charli Knott (c), Katie Mack, Lilly Mills, Grace Parsons, Kate Peterson, Courtney Sippel, Georgia Voll

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