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Injured Molineux out of Australian Girls’s World Cup squad

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Injured left-arm spin bowler Sophie Molineux will miss the Girls’s World Cup in New Zealand after being omitted from Australia’s squad for the event.

Selector Shawn Flegler stated Molineux’s anticipated timeline for restoration from a left foot stress fracture that has stored her out of the Girls’s Ashes collection would have prevented her return till late into the World Cup.

“With restricted match time and having to finish 10 days managed isolation, it was a tricky name, however we weren’t ready to take the chance,” Flegler stated.

In Molineux’s absence, fellow spinner Amanda-Jade Wellington earned a long-awaited recall. Wellington was the main wicket-taker on this season’s Girls’s Huge Bash League.


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“Amanda-Jade supplies us with one other high quality spin possibility and has the potential to play an necessary function spinning the ball away from the bat,” Flegler stated.

Regardless of the absence by way of damage of Molineux, quick bowler Tayla Vlaeminck (foot) and spinner Georgia Wareham (knee), Flegler was upbeat in regards to the Meg Lanning-captained squad.

“We have been in a position to put collectively a very proficient squad with some recent faces in addition to gamers with important World Cup expertise,” he stated.

Australia’s will open their marketing campaign in opposition to England in Hamilton on March 5.

Squad:

Darcie Brown, Nic Carey, Ash Gardner, Grace Harris, Rachael Haynes, Alyssa Healy, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Meg Lanning, Tahlia McGrath, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Annabel Sutherland, Amanda-Jade Wellington.

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