Georgia Wareham returns for Australia’s T20 World Cup campaign
Wareham has recently returned to action for Victoria after more than a year on the sidelines following an ACL injury in October 2021 during the WBBL. She has an outstanding T20I record 36 wickets at 13.52 and an economy of 5.80 from 35 matches.
“Seeing Meg and Georgia back in action for Victoria has been exciting,” national selector Shawn Flegler said. “Both bring a wealth of experience to the group, which is always crucial during major tournaments.
“Georgia in particular, has had a tough run of injuries, but she’s shown a great deal of resilience and her return is a real boost for the side.”
It means that Australia will again have two legpsinners, as they did at last year’s ODI World Cup, with Wareham alongside Alana King. Amanda-Jade Wellington has missed out.
Phoebe Litchfield is the other player omitted from those who were part of last month’s India tour.
“Alyssa and Jess [Jonassen] are expected to be fully fit and firing after minor injuries as well, so we’ve got a full-strength squad with plenty of variety with both bat and ball if required,” Flegler said. “Heather and Kim both impressed when given the chance during the India series, and we know they are ready to perform their role if the opportunity presents.
He same squad will be used for the T20I series against Pakistan in late January which will be team’s last major preparation for the World Cup.
Australia T20 World Cup squad and vs Pakistan Meg Lanning (capt), Alyssa Healy, Darcie Brown, Ashleigh Gardner, Kim Garth, Heather Graham, Grace Harris, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Tahlia McGrath, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Annabel Sutherland, Georgia Wareham