In Australia, youngster Annabel Sutherland has been named in the squad of 15 for their T20 World Cup title barrier. The 18-year-old, known as Australia’s future, performed brilliantly for Australia ‘A’ side.
All-Rounder Sophie Molineux recalled again into the squad:
The squad also includes veteran all-rounder Sophie Molineux. She had left the game to recuperate from her psychological problems. She did not feature in Melbourne Renegades’ WBBL campaign in 2019 end. She came back to local cricket to make herself available since the last month for a tri-series- including India and England – ahead of the World Cup.
“It is truly satisfying to address Sophie Molineux again into the squad, having invested some energy out of the game for emotional well-being reasons and getting her shoulder right,” selector Shawn Flegler said.
“Annabel was a piece of the side that won the 2018 World Cup and is a multi-talented player who offers us another left-arm turning choice close by Jess Jonassen. Sophie made herself accessible for the two visits and we’ll keep on dealing with her wellbeing as we come. Her wellbeing is our No.1 need.”
The inclusion of the uncapped Sutherland came as a surprise. The teenager had been knocking at the doors of the national team since she caught the eye after the Melbourne Stars picked her when she was 15 – the youngest in the WBBL then.
Highlights of Annabel’s career:
Last week, she hit a 37-ball 43 in the main match against Western Australia and had figures of 3/21 of every eight overs in the 50-over Women’s National Cricket League.
“We’re truly satisfied with Annabel Sutherland. Who has been playing for a couple of years currently in national cricket, just as being a segment of Australia A and Under-19 sides,” Flegler said.
“She has advanced altogether in recent months. Any individual who has seen her play will know how exceptional an ability she is, and we realize that whenever called upon, she’ll have the option to assume an assortment of jobs in the side. When we see the eventual fate of Australian cricket, this will be another amazing experience.”
Australia will develop towards its title barrier with a similar World Cup squad sharing T20 tri-arrangement including India and England beginning on January 31. They will open their World Cup crusade against India in Sydney on February 21.