Australia will be without the services of their talismanic Alyssa Healy during the ODIs and T20Is against Pakistan. Alyssa Healy was ruled out of the ODIs and T20Is against Pakistan as she has not fully recovered from the calf injury she sustained during Australia’s recent tour of India.
Australia, however, will have enough ammunition in hand as they take on the Pakistani contingent this month. The ODI series comprises three matches that will be followed by the T20I series comprising three more matches.
The first ODI will be held on January 16, Monday in Brisbane. Australia will be the favourite going into the contest. However, the intriguing T20I series gets underway with the first T20I in Sydney on January 24, Tuesday.
Beth Mooney will take up the wicket-keeping duties in the absence of Healy, who continues her rehabilitation toward full fitness. Australian fans will be happy to know that Healy is recovering well and is expected to be fit ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup in South Africa.
Just in: Alyssa Healy, who had earlier been ruled out of the ODI series, will miss the three T20Is against Pakistan as she recovers from a calf injury.
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Take a look at the ODI squads of Australia and Pakistan:
Australia will welcome Meg Lanning back into the side, who will be playing cricket after a four-month break. She will be leading the formidable side. The talented Tahlia McGrath has been named as her deputy in the star-studded unit.
Australia ODI squad: Meg Lanning (c), Tahlia McGrath (vc), Darcie Brown, Nicola Carey, Ashleigh Gardner, Kim Garth, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Phoebe Litchfield, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Annabel Sutherland
Pakistan will be led by the inspirational Bismah Maroof. She will look to rally her troops and get some good practice ahead of the T20 World Cup. Maroof will be searching for useful contributions from the likes of Diana Baig, Fatima Sana, and Sidra Amin among others.
Pakistan ODI squad: Bismah Maroof (c), Aliya Riaz, Ayesha Naseem, Diana Baig, Fatima Sana, Ghulam Fatima, Kainat Imtiaz, Muneeba Ali, Nashra Sandhu, Nida Dar, Omaima Sohail, Sadaf Shamas, Sadia Iqbal, Sidra Amin, Sidra Nawaz