Healy named captain for West Indies series, no Meg Lanning yet

Australia Women’s six white-ball games against the West Indies in October will be captained by Alyssa Healy. Meg Lanning, the team’s regular captain, continues to miss matches due to medical issues; she was ruled out of the Ashes in May. Meg Lanning will probably make her comeback through domestic cricket.

The team is the same for the three-match ODI and T20I series with the exception that Alana King will replace Grace Harris in the ODIs. Healy and Ellyse Perry, who missed the final ODI against Ireland owing to injuries, are both back.

Alyssa Healy, Tahlia McGrath, Darcie Brown, Ashleigh Gardner, Kim Garth, Grace Harris (only for T20 internationals), Jess Jonassen, Alana King (only for ODIs), Phoebe Litchfield, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Annabel Sutherland, and Georgia Wareham make up the Australian team.

However, Meg is still unable to play competitive cricket, according to Australian Women’s Team Doctor Dr. Pip Inge. “While there is no specific time for Meg to resume playing, we think she will do so gradually through domestic cricket. “CA medical staff will continue to work closely with Meg, and an update on her availability will be provided in due course.”

Although she is not now available for selection, Meg is still a crucial member of our squad, and we will continue to support her during her return to play program, according to national selector Shawn Flegler.

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