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King spins her way into Shooting Stars squad

Cricket Australia’s National Selection panel has today announced a 13-player Commonwealth Bank Shooting Stars squad to tour Sri Lanka from 27 March– 11 April.

Made up of Australia’s best emerging players aged 21 and under, the side will be coached by former Australian fast-bowler and Women’s Youth Coach Cathryn Fitzpatrick, with Victoria and Melbourne Stars’ Coach David Hemp acting as Assistant Coach.

The squad will assemble at the Bupa National Cricket Centre (NCC) in Brisbane on Sunday 26 March before flying to Colombo where they will play three One-Day fixtures and three Twenty20s against Sri Lanka.

VicSpirit’s Alana King has been named in the squad alongside fellow Victorian Georgia Wareham, both of whom also featured strongly in the Rebel WBBL|02 season for the Stars and Renegades respectively.

Speaking following the selection of the side, National Selector Shawn Flegler said: “The players that have been included in this squad were all standouts across the summer, with some really impressive performances for their domestic sides and Women’s Big Bash League clubs.

“It’s been really pleasing to see players like Georgia and Rachel perform strongly at an underage level for the last few seasons whilst those tied to WBBL clubs all played pivotal roles for their respective teams this season.

“This tour will allow these players to experience cricket in different conditions and will

play an important role in their ongoing development as future national players.”


Commonwealth Bank Shooting Stars squad to tour Sri Lanka:

Name State/WBBL Club Age
Jemma Barsby QLD/Heat 21
Maitlan Brown ACT/Renegades 19
Piepa Cleary WA/Scorchers 20
Tess Cooper QLD/Heat 20
Heather Graham WA/Scorchers 20
Mikayla Hinkley* NSW/Thunder 18
Alana King VIC/Stars 21
Tahlia McGrath SA/Strikers 21
Georgia Redmayne TAS/Hurricanes 23
Lauren Smith NSW/Sixers 20
Rachel Trenaman ACT/NSW Country 15
Belinda Vakarewa NSW/Thunder 19
Georgia Wareham VIC/Renegades 17

*subject to fitness


Commonwealth Bank Shooting Stars v Sri Lanka schedule

30 March: First ODI, Moors, Colombo

1 April: Second ODI, Moors, Colombo

3 April: Third ODI, FTZ Katunayake, Colombo


6 April: First T20, Bloomfield, Colombo

8 April: Second T20, FTZ Katunayake, Colombo

10 April: Third T20, FTZ Katunayake, Colombo