ACT Meteors batsman Katie Mack has been selected to play in the Australian women’s ‘A’ cricket team which will face England in a series alongside the upcoming Women’s Ashes.
Both an opener and a leg spinner, Mack has been announced as part of the 15-man ‘A’ squad, which will face England ‘A’ in three T20s and three Over-50 matches which will run concurrently with the Women’s Ashes later this month. .
National coach Shawn Flegler says the ‘A’ team is selected with an eye to the future and making sure the Ashes squad has a number of players who can come straight into the squad and play a role if necessary.
“It’s great to see Elyse Villani and Grace Harris return to Australian colors as well as Heather Graham, Erin Burns and Amanda-Jade Wellington, while Katie Mack had a very strong [Women’s Big Bash League season] and has been in good shape for a while now,” he said.
“The young players will also benefit from the large number of very experienced players in the squad, with more than half of the squad having had a taste of international cricket.”
After showing great promise as a talented player as a teenager, Mack left Premier League winner Bankstown Sports Club for the Northern District to have more opportunities to develop as a player. .
Her batting has since seen her turn the heads of national selectors, having been ranked among the top 15 batters in the Sydney Women’s Grade competition for 50-over and T20 cricket.
She has represented both the Melbourne Stars and the Adelaide Strikers in the Women’s Big Bash League and continues to play a key role in the ACT Meteors team standings.
Tickets for the series go on sale from 1 p.m. today and can be found here.
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