Australia women's A side will face India A in three ODIs and as many T20s beginning on October 15 at the Bandra-Kurla Complex ground in Mumbai. @ Getty Images
Australia women’s A side will face India A in three ODIs and as many T20s beginning on October 15 at the Bandra-Kurla Complex ground in Mumbai. @ Getty Images

Since restructuring of the National Talent Pathaway last year, Cricket Australia (CA) named a 14-member Australia A women’s side that will face India A in three ODIs and as many T20s beginning on October 15 at the Bandra-Kurla Complex ground in Mumbai. This will be the first official women’s Australia A tour of India.

Australia A Head Coach Leah Poulton feels the upcoming tour can be a good opportunity for the players to raise their stakes for a place in the first team.

“This tour will also provide the opportunity for the players to push for higher honours with strong performances, with players such as Georgia Wareham and Tayla Vlaeminck being selected in the senior national side following impressive performances for the Australia Under-19 side earlier this year,” Poulton said.

“We’ve assembled a really exciting and talented group of players who have been presented with a wonderful opportunity to continue to develop their skills against a quality opposition in what will be challenging sub-continent conditions.”

Squad: Samantha Bates, Maitlan Brown, Lauren Cheatle, Piepa Cleary, Josephine Dooley, Heather Graham, Sammy Jo Johnson, Tahlia McGrath, Chloe Piparo, Georgia Redmayne, Naomi Stalenberg, Molly Strano, Belinda Vakarewa, Amanda-Jade Wellington.

Schedule:

October 15: Game 1: 50-over match, India A vs Australia A

October 17: Game 2: 50-over match, India A vs Australia A

October 19: Game 3: 50-over match, India A vs Australia A

October 22: 1st T20, India A vs Australia A

October 24: 2nd T20, India A vs Australia A

October 26: 3rd T20, India A vs Australia A