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Thunder Stars Named In Australia Squad

21 February 2018

Rachael Haynes and Nicola Carey //Getty Images

Carey and Stalenberg return to international scene

Sydney Thunder's Belinda Vakarewa, Rachael Haynes, Naomi Stalenberg and Nicol Carey have been selected for Australia's tour of India. The Cricket Australia National Selection Panel (NSP) has named a 14-player One-Day International and 14-player T20 INTL squad ahead of the Australian Women's Cricket Team's tour to India in March.

Australia will contest three ODI's against World Cup finalists India as part of the ICC Women's Championship which leads toward automatic qualification to the 2021 ICC Women's World Cup in New Zealand for the top four placed teams. Following the ODIs, England will join the two sides for a T20 Tri-Series which culminates in a final on 31 March.

Meg Lanning returns to the side having recovered from a should injury, with Ashes captain Rachael Haynes named vice-captain following the retirement of Alex Blackwell this week.

Australian One-Day International squad for Tour of India
Meg Lanning, (c)
Rachael Haynes, NSW (vc)
Nicole Bolton, WA
Nicola Carey, NSW
Ashleigh Gardner, SA
Alyssa Healy, NSW
Jess Jonassen, QLD
Sophie Molineux, VIC
Beth Mooney, QLD
Ellyse Perry, NSW
Megan Schutt, SA
Belinda Vakarewa, NSW
Elyse Villani, WA
Amanda-Jade Wellington, SA

Australian T20 INTL Tri-Series squad
Meg Lanning, Perth Scorchers (c)
Rachael Haynes, Sydney Thunder (vc)
Nicola Carey, Sydney Thunder
Ashleigh Gardner, Sydney Sixers
Alyssa Healy, Sydney Sixers
Jess Jonassen, Brisbane Heat
Delissa Kimmince, Brisbane Heat
Sophie Molineux, Melbourne Renegades
Beth Mooney, Brisbane Heat
Ellyse Perry, Sydney Sixers
Megan Schutt, Adelaide Strikers
Naomi Stalenberg, Sydney Thunder
Elyse Villani, Perth Scorchers
Amanda-Jade Wellington, Adelaide Strikers

Australia Women's Team Tour of India schedule
6 March: Warm-up match v India A, BKC Ground, Mumbai
8 March: Warm-up match v India A, BKC Ground, Mumbai

12 March: First ODI, Vadodara International Cricket Stadium*
15 March: Second ODI, Vadodara International Cricket Stadium*
18 March: Third ODI, Vadodara International Cricket Stadium*

T20I Tri-Series (Australian fixtures only)
22 March: Australia v India, Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
23 March: Australia v England, Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
26 March: Australia v India, Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
28 March: Australia v England, Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
31 March: Final, Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai, Mumbai